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Donnie Baseball era dawns: Mattingly takes Marlins' reins

Donnie Baseball era dawns: Mattingly takes Marlins' reins

Fresh off managing the team with the highest payroll in baseball, Don Mattingly takes on a very different challenge as skipper of a team at the opposite end of the scale.

The Miami Marlins made it official Monday morning, introducing Mattingly as their 10th manager since 2002 under Jeffrey Loria’s ownership, including interims. He takes over a team that has not had a winning season since 2009.

It’s the dawn of the Donnie Baseball era in Miami.

“The consensus around baseball is this is a young, talented club that has a good core that has a chance to grow and develop,” Mattingly said. “For me that was the single biggest thing and the reason...

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