Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is reportedly fond of the Los Angeles Dodgers' skipper and his managerial experience, and is strongly considering him as a replacement for Miami's current-manager Dan Jennings.
Fox Sports's Ken Rosenthal reported Monday that Jennings will be asked to return to his old role as general manager and forgo his managing duties next season.
Jennings has since agreed to take the interim manager's job.
A meeting among Marlins higher-ups is planned for Thursday, during which it is expected that Jennings will be given the option to return to the front office as general manager at the end of the year.
The Miami Herald reported Monday that owner Jeffrey Loria wants to make “sweeping changes” across his team's baseball operations, and that the relationship between owner and manager continues to grow strained during a frustrating season.
Jennings took the dugout role in May after the team fired Mike Redmond, with assistant general manager Mike Berger replacing Jennings as general manager. The Marlins were 20–30 at that point, and have gone 35–49 since then with Jennings at the helm.
Miami currently sits near the bottom of the National League, alongside struggling divisional rivals Atlanta and Philadelphia.
Mattingly's job with the Dodgers could soon be at risk, depending on how his $300 million team finishes in 2015.
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