Don Mattingly’s time with the Marlins is coming to an end.
The manager informed the club Sunday that he’s resigning at the end of the 2022 MLB season. The decision is considered mutual, The Post’s Jon Heyman reports. The Marlins entered Sunday at 63-89.
“After meeting with Mr. [Bruce] Sherman and discussing with Kim Ng, all parties agreed that it was time for a new voice for the organization,” Mattingly said in a statement. “I am proud and honored to have served as manager of the Marlins for the past seven years and have enjoyed my experiences and relationships I’ve developed within the organization. I look forward to spending time with my family in Evansville, and to any future endeavors.”
While Mattingly will tell the team he believes it’s time for a new voice, and he’s expected to take a break, the 61-year-old former Yankees great is not retiring, Heyman reports.
Mattingly took over as Marlins manager in 2016 after five years as the Dodgers’ manager. He has a 437-583 record in seven seasons in Miami entering Sunday, which has had a losing season in the six 162-game seasons during Mattingly’s tenure.
The Marlins were a surprise playoff team during the COVID-shortened 2020 season, going 31-29 to finish second in the NL East and make the playoffs, earning Mattingly NL Manager of the Year honors. They beat the Cubs, 2-0, in the wild-card round before getting swept by the Braves in the NLDS.
Mattingly was manager when the team underwent an ownership change, with Bruce Sherman taking over in 2017 as part of a group with Derek Jeter, who became the team’s CEO. Jeter left as CEO this past February after a disagreement over the team’s direction and sold his minority stake in the team.