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Mattingly returning as manager for Miami Marlins in 2022

Mattingly returning as manager for Miami Marlins in 2022
Mattingly returning as manager for Miami Marlins in 2022
Published: Jul. 11, 2021 at 12:31 AM CDT
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MIAMI, Fla. (WFIE) - Good news for Evansville native and former New York Yankees star Don Mattingly.

The former Memorial Tiger will continue managing the Miami Marlins in 2022.

Marlins general manager Kim Ng announced Saturday the team and Mattingly both exercised their mutual options for next season, enabling him to return.

“Donnie has been steady at the helm, and I think that’s one of his greatest attributes,” Marlins general manager Kim Ng said when speaking about Mattingly. “He’s incredibly patient. I think he’s got a great way with the young players. He’s very positive with them.”

“Donnie Baseball” is in his sixth season managing Miami. The Marlins currently sit with a 38-50 record.

However, the Marlins have an excellent pitching staff and a promising young core.

The main issue so far is the team continues to deal with some key injuries in the field, as veterans Brian Anderson and Starling Marte have both missed time. Miami has also struggled to score runs consistently, partly due to these injuries.

Last season, Mattingly was named the National League Manager of the Year as he helped guide Miami to a surprise wild-card berth in the playoffs.

Over the span of his six seasons with the Marlins, Mattingly has an overall record of 345-446.

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