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Blue Jays hire Mattingly as bench coach

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The Toronto Blue Jays are hiring former Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly to become the team's bench coach on John Schneider's staff, the club announced Wednesday.

Mattingly will 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.

"It was great getting to know Don throughout this process, and we're very excited about the experience he brings," Schneider said, according to Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith.

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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