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Don Mattingly | First Baseman

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (55) / 4/20/1961
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left

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Mark Bowman of reports that Fredi Gonzalez has talked to the Marlins about becoming their third base coach.
Gonzalez was fired by the Braves back in May during his sixth season as manager. Of course, he also previously managed the Marlins and didn't leave on the best of terms with owner Jeffrey Loria back in 2010, so a reunion wouldn't come without some complications. Gonzalez is reportedly mulling over some other opportunities. Oct 12 - 11:28 AM

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The Marlins have fired hitting coach Barry Bonds, third base coach Lenny Harris, and bullpen coach Reid Cornelius.

This confirms reports from earlier this week. Bonds was a high-profile addition last offseason, but the Marlins finished fourth from the bottom in runs scored this season. Of course, that's not his fault, especially considering that the Marlins were missing Giancarlo Stanton and Justin Bour for a big chunk of the year. Still, there were reportedly questions about pre-game preparation, so the Marlins have decided to make a change. With Bonds out of the picture, assistant hitting coach Frank Menechino could simply move back into his former job.
Oct 5 - 11:26 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Marlins have fired hitting coach Barry Bonds.

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that third base coach Lenny Harris and bullpen coach Reid Cornelius are also being let go. It appears that the relationship between Bonds and manager Don Mattingly might not have been the best, as Craig Mish of SiriusXM hears that the skipper "called out" the hitting coach during a road trip this summer and Bonds' commitment level "dwindled" as the season wore on. The Marlins saw improvements from players like Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna and J.T. Realmuto in Bonds' lone year on the job, and the club's .263 average was also the second-best mark in the National League. However, the Marlins' .322 on-base percentage and .394 slugging percentage left something to be desired.
Oct 3 - 5:45 PM

Don Mattingly was ejected from Friday's game against the Giants for arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Brian Gorman.

Mattingly was jawing at Gorman from the dugout during a Christian Yelich at-bat. Tim Wallach assumed the managerial duties with Mattingly sent back to the clubhouse.
Apr 22 - 11:43 PM

Friday's Grapefruit League contest between the Marlins and Nationals was cancelled due to rain.

At this stage of the spring, there's no need to make up the game. The scheduled pitchers will either get their work in on the side or in a minor league game.
Mar 25 - 7:40 PM

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

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 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 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