Former NL Manager Of The Year Is Stepping Down

After seven years as the head man in the dugout, and a Manager Of The Year honors in 2020, the Miami Marlins' Don Mattingly will be stepping down at the end of the season. 

It's said to be a mutual decision, and that it's agreed by all that the team is in need of a new voice. And now the Marlins will have to do something they haven't done in seven years.  

General Manager Kim Ng, as noted by Marlins beat writer Craig Mish, will be in charge of her first managerial hire, in combination with owner Bruce Sherman. 

The 61-year-old Mattingly compiled a 437-583 record at the helm of the Marlins, but it was highlighted with an unexpected appearance in the Playoffs in the shortened 2020 season. 

As noted by MLB Insider Jon Heyman, Mattingly is not "retiring" but merely taking a "short break" from the rigors of managing. "It was time for a new voice for the organization," said Mattingly.

It's another huge transition for the Marlins, who also saw CEO and part-owner Derek Jeter step away from the franchise before the season.  

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