Report: Blue Jays, Mattingly closing in on deal to become bench coach


The Toronto Blue Jays are closing in on a deal with former Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly to become the team's bench coach on John Schneider's staff, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand.

The Blue Jays could announce Mattingly's hiring as early as Wednesday morning, according to the New York Post's Joel Sherman.

Mattingly would take over the role from Casey Candaele, who Toronto elevated to bench coach in July after Schneider became the team's manager following Charlie Montoyo's firing.

The 61-year-old Mattingly spent the past seven seasons as Miami's skipper after managing five campaigns with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mattingly and the Marlins mutually agreed to part ways following the end of the 2022 season.

Before beginning his managerial career, "Donnie Baseball" played 14 seasons with the New York Yankees. He was a six-time All-Star, won nine Gold Gloves, and was named AL MVP in 1985.

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