Don Mattingly will be the next manager of the Miami Marlins. According to Vice Sports' Molly Knight, the Marlins have officially hired Mattingly and an announcement is expected to come after the World Series.
Mattingly's deal is for four years, Knight points out. He becomes the organization's eighth manager since 2010.
After spending five seasons in Los Angeles and leading the Dodgers to three consecutive division titles, Mattingly will head to Miami to manage a young core. He was thought to be the favorite from the outset since he and Owner Jeffrey Loria reportedly have a good relationship. Mattingly went 446-363 before he and the Dodgers decided to mutually part ways last week.
Mattingly will have the ability to form his staff, since the Marlins told members of their old coaching staff they would have the chance to pursue other opportunities. Perry Hill, Miami's first base coach, might be the lone member retained.