first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Dodgers lost to the New York Mets in a five-game Division Series, extending their World Series drought to 27 years.In Miami, Mattingly succeeds Dan Jennings, who made the unusual move from general manager to manager in May. Jennings was not retained, and the team is currently operating without a general manager. The Marlins finished last season 71-91, their sixth consecutive losing season.Mattingly inherits a team saddled with limited resources. The Dodgers had the highest opening-day payroll last season, while the Marlins had the lowest. In announcing the Dodgers’ “mutual decision” to part ways with Mattingly last Thursday, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said “it’s not a question of if for me, it’s a question of when” Mattingly would manage again.The Marlins interviewed Mattingly on Monday and moved quickly. Mattingly will become their eighth manager in seven seasons. Don Mattingly wanted to manage again and no one — including his previous boss — figured it would take long for that to happen.Now, seven days after he and the Dodgers formally parted ways, Mattingly has agreed to become the Miami Marlins’ next manager. The Marlins haven’t formally announced the hire, as teams are discouraged from making major announcements during the World Series.• PHOTOS: Dodgers and Don Mattingly part ways — and Marlins pick him up, sources sayMattingly went 446-363 in five years with the Dodgers. He became the first manager to lead the Dodgers to three consecutive playoff berths, winning the National League West each of the last three years. center_img He will be reunited with former Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon, who was traded last December along with pitcher Dan Haren and infielder Miguel Rojas in a deal that brought Kiké Hernandez, Chris Hatcher, Austin Barnes and ultimately second baseman Howie Kendrick to Los Angeles.The Dodgers could soon be the only team without a manager. The Washington Nationals are reportedly set to hire former San Diego Padres manager Bud Black. The Padres will introduce their next manager today, and multiple reports indicate Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach Andy Green has accepted the job.The announcement of the hiring might not come until after the World Series, and any delay will allow the Marlins to hold off until they can make a bigger splash in Miami with the news. It broke hours after the Heat’s first game, and on the day the Dolphins played New England. Former major league managers Manny Acta, Larry Bowa and Bo Porter previously interviewed in Miami.The Dodgers’ search for a new manager is still in the early stages, and no candidate is believed to have interviewed for the job yet.The Associated Press contributed to this reportlast_img

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