Don Mattingly recently stepped down as manager of the Miami Marlins, but for the 2023 Major League season he will continue working in baseball. The 61-year-old manager will work in the American League for the first time.
The journalist Joel Sherman reported on his Twitter account that Mattingly in the 2023 season will be the bench coach of the Toronto Blue Jays, which will be his first experience on this circuit and also in a secondary role in the MLB.
OFFICIAL: We’re excited to announce that we’ve hired Don Mattingly as our Bench Coach.
—Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) November 30, 2022
Don Mattingly and the Blue Jays are closing in on a deal to make him the club’s new bench coach, per source. @Joelsherman1 was on it.
—Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) November 30, 2022
Mattingly has 12 seasons of experience as a manager in the best baseball in the world, where five are with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the other seven with the Miami Marlins, so this inclusion in John Schneider’s coaching staff in Toronto is a luxury. .
The Toronto Blue Jays will want to improve on the performance they had in 2022, where they lost in the Wild Card series to the Seattle Mariners, which is why they are making a significant move in their coaching staff for the 2023 season.
In his major league managerial career, Don Mattingly has a record of 889 wins and 950 losses.