Don Mattingly will not return as the manager of the Miami Marlins for the 2023 season. Mattingly and the Marlins mutually agreed on the decision. His contract is set to expire at the end of the season.
All-around solemn day for the Marlins ends in defeat. The final Sunday home game the Marlins would play in 2022 was eventual in more ways than one. Overshadowing the game between the lines - one Miami dropped to the Nationals, 6-1 - was the news that longtime manager Don Mattingly would not be returning in 2023.
Mattingly’s departure comes as no surprise with his contract set to expire after the 2022 season and the Marlins falling short of expectations. As first reported by Jordan McPherson and Craig Mish of the Miami Herald, Don Mattingly informed Marlins players and staff on Sunday that he’s leaving his managerial position at the end of this season.
Don Mattingly’s seventh season with the Miami Marlins will be his sixth losing one with the club, and it will also be his last. Mattingly and the Marlins have reached a mutual agreement that the manager will not return next season, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Miami Marlins outfielder Bryan De La Cruz is making his case for a roster spot in 2023. De La Cruz figures to be in the lineup on Sunday as the Marlins (63-89) bid for a three-game sweep over the visiting Washington Nationals (52-99).
A Marlins memory from this day in 2007. The first Florida Marlins left-handed pitcher to make multiple All-Star Game appearances and still the only pitcher in franchise history to win National League Rookie of the Year, Dontrelle Willis left the club as its all-time leader in wins.
Sandy Alcantara struck out 11 batters, and Bryan De La Cruz homered as part of his first career four-hit game, leading the host Miami Marlins to a 4-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night.
Twelve players from the Marlins organization were recognized on Friday for what they accomplished this season, on and off the field. The following Marlins prospects have been selected as the organization’s 2022 Player Development Award winners.
When a team is out of postseason contention, there’s always a bit of a silver lining. What is that silver lining, you ask? Well, if a team is out of contention, they do at least have the opportunity to show off some of their young players and give fans a nice glimpse into the future.
Sandy Alcantara is a strong contender for the NL Cy Young Award. The Miami Marlins ace has the second-best ERA in the National League at 2.43. He was an All-Star this season and has been an innings eater.
With the Miami Marlins tied in the bottom of the sixth inning, Philadelphia Phillies Alec Bohm hit a sacrifice fly to left field, and Marlins left fielder Brian Anderson made a spectacular throw home, gunning Phillies shortstop Edmundo Sosa at the plate and seemingly ending the inning.