Toronto Blue Jays hire Don Mattingly as bench coach

TORONTO — Don Mattingly is joining the Blue Jays as manager John Schneider’s bench coach, the team announced Wednesday.

The former New York Yankees hitter, a six-time All-Star, joins the Blue Jays after seven seasons as manager of the Miami Marlins, where he received the 2020 National League Manager of the Year award.

Mattingly previously spent five seasons as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, winning three division titles in that span. He also worked as a hitting and bench coach for the Yankees and as a hitting coach for the Dodgers before becoming a manager 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. The Blue Jays said Candaele will resume his job as manager of the Triple-A Bisons in 2023.

Mattingly spent his entire 14-year playing career with the Yankees, winning nine Gold Glove Awards at first base, three Silver Slugger Awards, the 1984 American League batting title and the 1985 AL MVP award. Toronto Blue Jays hire Don Mattingly as bench coach

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