Don Mattingly joining Toronto Blue Jays as bench coach

Don Mattingly joining Toronto Blue Jays as bench coach
Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 10:39 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2022 at 12:45 AM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Toronto Blue Jays have hired Evansville native Don Mattingly as a bench coach, the team announced Wednesday.

Mattingly joins the Blue Jays following seven seasons at the helm of the Miami Marlins, where he was named the National League Manager of the Year in 2020. He parted ways with the Marlins back in September.

14 News learned on Tuesday that Mattingly was finalizing a deal to become a member of Toronto’s coaching staff.

Prior to his time in Miami, the former New York Yankees slugger found great success as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, leading the franchise to three divisional titles over the course of five years.

During his playing days, Mattingly spent his entire 14-year career in a Yankees uniform, earning several accolades including the 1984 American League batting title, the 1985 AL MVP award, as well as nine Gold Glove awards and three Silver Slugger awards. He was also named to the All-Star team on six occasions.

The former superstar first baseman is once again being considered for the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He’s one of 15 candidates on the ballot for the Class of 2023 through the Contemporary Baseball Era Committee.

Those results will be announced on Sunday.