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Don Mattingly | First Baseman

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (54) / 4/20/1961
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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The Marlins have named Barry Bonds their new hitting coach.
Bonds will be the club's hitting coach, while incumbent Frank Menechino will move to assistant hitting coach duties. It's a flashy hire for the Marlins but one that could pay dividends, as Bonds drew nice reviews from the Giants when he served as a guest instructor during spring training. Fri, Dec 4, 2015 12:09:00 PM

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According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Barry Bonds "tentatively plans" to accept a hitting coach job with the Marlins.

Negotiations are ongoing. Assuming everything is worked out, Bonds will serve as a co-hitting coach along with incumbent Frank Menechino. The all-time home run king is polarizing for all sorts of reasons, but nobody can question his knowledge about hitting.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 01:13:00 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Marlins have offered a hitting coach job to Barry Bonds.

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes that the two sides have had extensive talks in recent weeks. Now that the offer has been made, the Marlins are waiting on his decision. It's no sure thing that the all-time home run king will leave the Bay Area for the job, but that talks have progressed this far indicates that there's a real chance this will happen. Bonds, now 51, has served as a spring training instructor for the Giants in recent years and worked with hitters like Alex Rodriguez and Dexter Fowler last offseason.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 12:00:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Marlins have hired Juan Nieves as pitching coach.

He'll take over for Chuck Hernandez, who was let go after the season. Nieves previously served as pitching coach with the Red Sox from 2013 through this past May. Heyman reports that the Marlins are still working on securing their next hitting coach, with Barry Bonds as a potential candidate.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 08:33:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Barry Bonds "is under consideration" to become the Marlins' hitting coach.

Heyman says that the club's front office has "quietly been discussing this possibility for weeks." Frank Menechino is expected back as the Marlins' hitting coach, so it appears Bonds would be an assistant. Heyman notes that "it isn't known" whether Bonds would be willing to move from the West to the East coast. He's been a special instructor during spring training for the Giants the last few years.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 04:55:00 PM

Marlins hired Don Mattingly as manager.

The hiring was made last week, but the Marlins waited until Monday -- after the conclusion of the World Series -- to make everything official. Mattingly is getting a four-year deal, though it should perhaps be noted that no manager has ever spent four full seasons on the job in Miami. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has gone through eight managers in the last six years.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 12:17:00 PM

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Marlins will introduce Don Mattingly as their new manager at a press conference on Monday morning.

Mattingly is reportedly receiving a four-year deal. He was targeted by Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria as soon as he was cut loose by the Dodgers, so his hiring comes as no surprise. After posting a 446-363 record over five years in Los Angeles, it will be interesting to see how he performs without the benefit of a league-high payroll.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 10:41:00 PM

According to Molly Knight of VICE Sports, the Marlins have hired Don Mattingly to be their next manager.

It'll be a four-year deal, and an introductory press conference should take place shortly after the conclusion of the World Series. Mattingly parted ways with the Dodgers at the end of the regular season despite leading the club to a third straight National League West title. He went 446-363 during his five-year run in Los Angeles, though a league-high payroll certainly helped the cause. Mattingly does not have a great reputation as an in-game strategist and he often butted heads with upper management. That could spell trouble under Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria.
Source: VICE Sports
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 10:06:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Marlins are in "serious talks" for Don Mattingly to be their next manager.

Mattingly went in for an interview on Monday and Heyman writes that "everyone's expectation is that it will happen." The Marlins previously interviewed Larry Bowa, Bo Porter and Manny Acta, but the search was put on hold as soon as the Dodgers and Mattingly parted ways. According to Heyman, Mattingly was owner Jeffrey Loria's "top choice from the start." An official announcement likely won't come until after the World Series, but all signs point to a deal.
Source: CBS Sports
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 01:52:00 PM

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that Don Mattingly's interview with the Marlins "went well."

In fact, Frisaro writes that "the next step appears to be ironing out a deal." CBS Sports' Jon Heyman hears that the job is Mattingly's to lose, so it would be a major surprise if something doesn't get done. Mattingly and the Dodgers parted ways this month after five seasons.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 01:21:00 PM

Don Mattingly is interviewing for the Marlins' managerial opening on Monday, per MLB.com's Joe Frisaro.

Mattingly has been called the favorite for the job by multiple well-established reporters and it sounds like the marriage could be made official shortly after the World Series. Mattingly went 446-363 during his five-year run with the Dodgers and led the club to three straight National League West division titles. But there have always been questions about his in-game management and ability to foster positive relationships with both players and front office executives.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 11:31:00 AM

According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal, former Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly is the favorite to become the new manager of the Marlins.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald had a similar report last Friday, noting that negotiations were expected to start this week. Mattingly officially parted ways with the Dodgers last Thursday morning after five mostly successful (but often tumultuous) seasons in Los Angeles. Now he's about to go to work for the king of tumult, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that Don Mattingly is interested in the Marlins managerial opening.

Jackson also notes that the interest is mutual, going as far to say that the former Dodgers' skipper is considered the front-runner for the Miami job. Mattingly has already stated his desire to manage next season, and the Padres and Nationals (two clubs with openings) have already indicated that they aren't interested.
Source: Miami Herald
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 07:43:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Dodgers will interview Dave Roberts for their vacant managerial position.

Roberts, who has been a coach with the Padres since 2011, also interviewed for the Mariners' job before that gig went to Scott Servais. While Roberts is a viable managerial candidate, director of player development Gabe Kapler is viewed as the heavy favorite to become the Dodgers' new skipper.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 01:18:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal has been told be "numerous people in industry" that they would be surprised "if anyone but Gabe Kapler" is the next Dodgers manager.

Rosenthal adds that the Dodgers are "expected to conduct a thorough process," but the "close relationship between (president Andrew) Friedman and Kapler ultimately could be paramount." Kapler is currently serving as the Dodgers' director of player development and previously managed for one season in the Red Sox' minor league system. The Dodgers announced on Thursday that they were parting ways with former skipper Don Mattingly.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 12:00:00 PM

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3Tomas Telis
1B1Justin Bour
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2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
2Derek Dietrich
LF1Christian Yelich
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CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Cole Gillespie
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RF1Giancarlo Stanton
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S1Jose Fernandez
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4Jarred Cosart
5Adam Conley
6David Phelps
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8Brad Hand
9Austin Brice
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R1A.J. Ramos
2Carter Capps
3Mike Dunn
4Bryan Morris
5Kyle Barraclough
6Edwin Jackson
7Brian Ellington
8Raudel Lazo
9Dustin McGowan
10Kendry Flores
11Nick Wittgren
12Nefi Ogando
13Scott McGough
14Dylan Axelrod