Marlins interested if Don Mattingly leaves the Dodgers

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If current Dodgers manager Don Mattingly were to become available after the post-season, the Marlins would be interested, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. The Marlins have already interviewed a handful of candidates, but owner Jeffrey Loria is hoping to get Mattingly more than anyone.

Those interviewed for the Marlins’ vacant managerial position included Manny Acta, Bo Porter, and Larry Bowa. They are expected to interview Phil Nevin among others as well.

The Marlins fired Mike Redmond after the team started with a 16-22 record, then GM Dan Jennings took over and the team went 55-69.

Mattingly’s Dodgers fell to the Mets 3-1 at home to open up the National League Division Series. The Dodgers, under Mattingly, have reached the playoffs in each of the last three seasons but haven’t been able to advance past the NLCS yet despite owning baseball’s largest payroll.