Baseball Hall of Fame: Contemporary Era Committee elects Fred McGriff
The Crime Dog has made it to Cooperstown. >> Read more trending newsFred McGriff was unanimously elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday by the Contemporary Era Committee. McGriff, 59, nicknamed “Crime Dog” in a nod toward the “McGruff the Crime Dog” character in 1980s ads with the National Crime Prevention Council, took a bite out of major league pitching during his 19-season career. Former New York Yankees star Don Mattingly had eight votes from the panel, Curt Schilling had seven and two-time National League MVP Dale Murphy had six. Hall of Famer Chipper Jones, who originally was on the panel, did not vote because he was ill.©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Blue Jays hire Don Mattingly as bench coach
TORONTO — (AP) — Don Mattingly is joining the Toronto Blue Jays as bench coach to manager John Schneider, the team announced Wednesday. The former New York Yankees slugger, a six-time All-Star, joins the Blue Jays after seven seasons as manager of the Florida Marlins, where he won NL Manager of the Year honors in 2020. He also worked as hitting coach and bench coach for the Yankees, and as hitting coach of the Dodgers before his managerial stint in Los Angeles. In Toronto, Mattingly replaces Casey Candaele, who was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo to serve as Schneider’s bench coach after the Jays fired manager Charlie Montoyo in July, replacing him with Schneider. The Blue Jays said Candaele will resume his job as manager of the Triple-A Bisons in 2023.wftv.com
Mattingly wins his last game as Marlins manager, tops Braves
Mattingly finished his Marlins’ tenure 443-587, highlighted by a playoff berth in the 2020 pandemic-shortened season. Continuing a final game custom during his years in Miami, Mattingly allowed a veteran player to manage the team. After they clinched their fifth consecutive division title Tuesday, the Braves fielded a lineup without several of their top players. Olson’s two-run drive off Andrew Nardi (1-1) in the seventh got Atlanta within 10-8 before Burdick connected with a two-run homer in the bottom half. DOWN TIMEThe Braves will have Thursday and Friday off before they begin workouts Saturday for the NL Division Series that begins at home on Tuesday.wftv.com
Don Mattingly won't be back as Marlins manager in 2023
MIAMI — (AP) — Don Mattingly will not be back as manager of the Miami Marlins next season, he said Sunday, announcing that he and team officials have decided a new voice is needed to lead the club going forward. “I am proud and honored to have served as manager of the Marlins for the past seven years and have enjoyed my experiences and relationships I’ve developed within the organization," Mattingly said. Mattingly, the club's all-time leader by a wide margin in managerial wins, is finishing his seventh season with the Marlins. Now comes the Mattingly move, which means someone else will be in charge when the team gathers for spring training. “We are fortunate to have had Don Mattingly leading our team on the field over the last seven years," Sherman said.wftv.com
Report: Marlins, manager Don Mattingly parting ways at end of season
The Miami Marlins will be looking for a new manager this offseason. According to Craig Mish and Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald, the Marlins and manager Don Mattingly have agreed to mutually part ways at the end of the season. Don Mattingly and the Marlins have mutually agreed upon this being the final season with him as Marlins Manager, sources tell me and @J_McPherson1126. When Yankees manager Joe Torre moved to the Los Angeles Dodgers at the end of the 2007 season, Mattingly did as well (after he was passed over for the Yankees managerial job). When Joe Torre retired as Dodgers manager in 2010, Mattingly was announced as his successor.wftv.com
AP source: Mattingly won't be back as Marlins manager in '23
MIAMI — (AP) — Don Mattingly will not be back as manager of the Miami Marlins next season, a person with knowledge of the matter said. Mattingly is finishing his seventh season with the Marlins. He entered Sunday with a 437-583 record in Miami, with one winning season in those seven years — a 31-29 mark in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season when the team made its first playoff appearance since 2003. ___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/mlb and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2022 The Associated Press. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.wftv.com
Castano hit on head by 104 mph liner in Marlins' 7-6 win
(AP Photo/Jeff Dean) (Jeff Dean)CINCINNATI — (AP) — Daniel Castano was hit on the forehead by a 104 mph line drive off the bat of Donovan Solano in the first inning of the Miami Marlins’ 7-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday. The ball hit the bill of his cap and ricocheted off the crown, manager Don Mattingly said. “It's a little bit scary,” Mattingly said after talking on the phone with Reds manager David Bell, who called to check on Castano. I hope he can come back and make his next start.”Before the game, the Marlins said 23-year-old right-hander Max Meyer will have Tommy John surgery. Pinch-hitter Jesús Sánchez led off the inning with a home run off Hunter Strickland (2-3), who walked Luke Williams and hit Stallings with a pitch.wftv.com
Garrett, Marlins extend win streak to 5, beat Astros 5-1
Marlins Astros Baseball Miami Marlins starting pitcher Braxton Garrett throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Houston. The 24-year-old's performance Saturday against the powerful Houston Astros should help give him a boost in that department. My delivery is in a really good spot right now to where I have a confidence to throw any pitch at any count." The Marlins scored three runs in the second inning with the help of a costly error by rookie shortstop Jeremy Peña. Jesús Aguilar, who homered twice Friday night, singled to open the second inning and advanced to second on a groundout by Miguel Rojas.wftv.com
Miami manager Don Mattingly returns to club
Yankees Marlins Baseball Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly, left goes to the mound to remove starting pitcher Zach Thompson, right, during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) (Lynne Sladky)MIAMI — (AP) — Marlins manager Don Mattingly is back with the club two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19. I’m ready to go.”Mattingly said he felt “something” during Miami’s game against the New York Yankees on July 30. The Marlins went 4-8, including 1-5 on a recently concluded road trip to Colorado and San Diego, while Mattingly was away. “Definitely glad I was vaccinated,” Mattingly said.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Bryant set for SF debut, Tatis on injured list
Diamondbacks Cubs Baseball Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Chicago. San Francisco got the four-time All-Star third baseman in a trade with the Cubs for two minor leaguers Friday. AILING TATISPadres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. is again out of action after partially dislocating his left shoulder for the third time this season. A third reliever, Jandel Gustave, missed Saturday night’s game for the NL Central leaders at Atlanta due to contact tracing. NEW IN BLUETwo-time All-Star José Berríos is set to make his Toronto debut when starts against Kansas City at Rogers Centre.wftv.com
Coronavirus: Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly tests positive
MIAMI — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly tested positive for COVID-19 before Saturday’s game against the New York Yankees and will not manage the team at least through the end of the series, which ends Sunday. >> Read more trending newsBench coach James Rowson will serve as the Marlins’ manager until Mattingly returns, the Miami Herald reported. Mattingly, 60, has been vaccinated for COVID-19 since mid-April, the Herald reported. Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly out after testing positive for COVID-19 https://t.co/omg3bgYpaZ — Miami Herald Sports (@HeraldSports) July 31, 2021It is unclear whether Mattingly will be available for any of the Marlins’ four games against the New York Mets, which begins Monday, the Herald reported. Mattingly is in his sixth season as Marlins manager, and last year guided Miami to its first postseason berth since 2003.wftv.com
Marlins manager Don Mattingly tests positive for COVID-19
Dodgers Marlins Baseball Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly looks on during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the Marlins and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday and will be away from the team while it continues its series against the New York Yankees. The Marlins were one of the teams deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic last season. An outbreak during the first week of the 60-game schedule caused 19 positive cases with players and coaches quarantined for six days. Despite the interruption of games last year, Mattingly helped guide the Marlins to their first post-season appearance since 2003.wftv.com
Don Mattingly agrees to manage Miami Marlins in 2022
Marlins Braves Baseball Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly reacts after being ejected in the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Friday, July 2, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (Ben Margot)MIAMI — (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly will return for a seventh season in 2022, general manager Kim Ng said Thursday afternoon during the team’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mattingly and the club agreed to the mutual option in his contract that allows him to manage next season. That accomplishment earned Mattingly NL Manager of the Year honors. Miami is currently last in the NL East but has won the first three games of a four-game series against the World Series champion Dodgers.wftv.com
Long season tests Miami Marlins rookies Chisholm, Rogers
Mets Marlins Baseball Miami Marlins' Jazz Chisholm Jr. hits a single during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, May 21, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) (Lynne Sladky)MIAMI — (AP) — Even when Miami Marlins dynamo Jazz Chisholm was batting over .300 in mid-May, he knew what that meant. “When you're young and you’ve had some success, the game continues,” Miami manager Don Mattingly said. “The season is long.”When it ends, the Marlins are optimistic Rogers and Chisholm will still rank with MLB's best rookies, and provide a foundation for the franchise as CEO Derek Jeter tries to build a perennial contender. Jazz has to keep working.”It's a failing game, but the Marlins are optimistic Chisholm and Rogers will succeed.wftv.com
5-inning games, 2-out innings? Odd MLB spring look on deck
A worker cleans the stadium seats as San Francisco Giants players train during the team's spring training baseball workout in Scottsdale, Ariz., Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Colorado Rockies infielder Ryan McMahon figures players can find plenty to do with any extra time they could get at the end of days if spring training games don't go nine innings. Even after that, until the end of spring training, games can be scheduled for only seven innings. Cincinnati Reds manager David Bell said he had already been in touch with Cleveland's Terry Francona by midweek about their spring training opener Sunday. AdJESSE'S TEAMVeteran right-hander Jesse Chavez is re-signing with the Los Angeles Angels on a minor league deal, and will join them in spring training after clearing intake protocols.
New Marlins GM Ng eager to finally see her team in action
(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)MIAMI – Three months into the job, Kim Ng will finally get to see her team. Miami Marlins pitchers and catchers hold their first workout Thursday at the team's spring training complex in Jupiter, Florida. And Ng, hired in November as the first female general manager in Major League Baseball, will be watching. She made offseason moves to improve the team as she was still learning about it. Young pitching is the Marlins' strength, both at the major league level and in the minors.
Kevin Cash, Don Mattingly win Manager of the Year awards
FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly, left, gives an elbow-bump to Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi, right, prior to a baseball game in Philadelphia. Mattingly won the NL Manager of the Year award on Tuesday night, Nov. 10. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)Tampa Bay’s Kevin Cash won the AL Manager of the Year award on Tuesday night, and Miami’s Don Mattingly took home the NL honor. Tingler and Ross led their teams to the playoffs in their first seasons as a big league manager. The Tampa, Florida, native and Florida State alum was hired as Tampa Bay manager the day before his 37th birthday.
Mookie Betts, Jacob deGrom in the mix for historic NL awards
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts could become the second player to win the MVP award in each league, and New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom is in the running for his third consecutive NL Cy Young Award. Betts, Freddie Freeman and Manny Machado are the top finishers for NL MVP in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. DeGrom, Trevor Bauer and Yu Darvish are the finalists in the NL Cy Young race. Betts, who won the 2018 AL MVP award with Boston, helped the Dodgers win the World Series last week for the first time since 1988. Frank Robinson is the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, accomplishing the feat in 1961 with Cincinnati and 1966 for Baltimore.
LEADING OFF: Rays thwart Yankees, seek revenge vs Astros
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow celebrates after Game 5 of the baseball team's AL Division Series against the New York Yankees, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in San Diego. Tampa Bay won 2-1 to advance to the AL Championship Series. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:___REVENGE RAYSThe Tampa Bay Rays have more revenge in mind heading to the AL Championship Series. FINAL PREPARATIONSBaseball's postseason gets a full day off from games before the AL Championship Series opens Sunday. Tickets are already sold out for the opener of the neutral-site NL Championship Series between the Braves and Dodgers, although plenty are available on the secondary market.
Wright, d'Arnaud lead Braves to sweep Marlins, reach NLCS
Atlanta Braves players celebrate after defeating the Miami Marlins in Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Houston. And even those future Hall of Famers didn't throw the way these Braves have this postseason. Wright (1-0) was sharp despite not pitching since Sept. 25, allowing three hits and walking two with a career-high seven strikeouts. Atlanta became the second team in history to throw four shutouts in the first five playoff games, joining the 1905 New York Giants behind Hall of Famers Christy Mathewson and Joe McGinnity. D’Arnaud knocked a double off the bullpen in right-center to send two home and extend the lead to 3-0.
No days off puts stress on pitchers in Division Series, LCS
(AP Photo/David Dermer)NEW YORK – Postseason games come at an unprecedented pace starting Monday in this year of the pandemic. Teams could play the Division Series over five straight days, take a single day off and then contest the League Championship Series on seven consecutive days. The last to pitch for seven straight days was San Francisco’s Steve Kline from July 31 to Aug. 6, 2007. The League Championship Series has had a 2-3-2 format since 1985, with days off between Games 2 and 3, then another between Games 5 and 6. To start twice in the Division Series, Game 1 pitchers would have to come back on three days' rest.