Miami announced Friday that Mattingly would return to the club after signing a two-year contract extension. Though financial details of the extension were not disclosed, he'll reportedly earn $2 million per year, or possibly less. Mattingly's $2.8-million salary in 2019 is believed to be the sixth-highest among all big-league managers.
The 58-year-old appears happy to be sticking around to help usher in a new era as the Marlins' rebuild continues.
"The way I would say it is just as I said at the press conference (on Friday) - talking to (Marlins CEO) Derek Jeter, knowing that he wanted me here, he felt I was the right guy for the job," Mattingly said. "The reason I came here from the very beginning is that I wanted to be somewhere where I felt like we could build an organization and turn it from what it was doing into something that's solid."
Mattingly became the longest-tenured skipper in Marlins franchise history earlier this season.