Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly will interview for the Miami Marlins' managerial position on Thursday.
Miami announced at the end of the season that interim manager Dan Jennings would not return as skipper in 2016, leaving the team with a vacancy at the position. Jennings was reportedly asked to return to his original role as the team's general manager, but a conflicting report stated that Jennings’s role with the Marlins was still uncertain.
“We all felt that a fresh start would be good for both the organization and me,” Mattingly said in a statement.
The Miami Herald previously reported that Mattingly and the Marlins had mutual interest in working together. Miami has already interviewed a number of other candidates for the job, including Larry Bowa, Manny Acta and Alex Cora.
Mattingly compiled a 446–363 record in five seasons as the Dodgers’ manager, and led the team to three consecutive division titles from 2013 to 2015.
- Jeremy Layton