The Miami Marlins name Skip Schumaker as their new manager following the departure of Don Mattingly after seven years with the team.
The Miami Marlins have hired St. Louis Cardinals bench coach Skip Schumaker to be their new manager on Tuesday.
Schumaker, 42, replaces Don Mattingly, who stepped down as Marlins captain after seven seasons.
“I am very excited and grateful that Bruce (Sherman, president and principal owner), Kim (Ng, general manager) and the Marlins organization have given me the opportunity to manage a very talented team,” said Schumaker.
“Providing a sustainable, winning culture with the expectation of making it to the postseason is the next step for this organization and South Florida, and I can’t wait to start.”
Skip Schumaker was named the new manager of the Miami Marlins, following the departure of Don Mattingly.
Schumaker beat finalists Joe Espada and Matt Quatraro. Espada is the bench coach for the Houston Astros and Quatraro has a similar role for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Schumaker just completed his first season as Oliver Marmol’s right-hand man on the Cardinals’ bench. Schumaker previously coached the San Diego Padres from 2018-21.
Schumaker retired in 2016 after an 11-year playing career, eight of them with the Cardinals. He finished his playing days with a .278 average, 28 home runs and 416 runs. He won a World Series with St. Louis in 2011.
Former Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly before a baseball game against the New York Mets.
“Skip has a long list of distinguished accomplishments both as a player and as a coach that showcase the extraordinary individual that he is, as well as the high level of credibility and leadership that he will bring to the bench and to the Marlins organization,” Sherman said. “He has incredible passion and a winning spirit that will set the course for the Marlins franchise.”
Schumaker played 561 games in the outfield and 487 games as a second baseman for the Cardinals (2005-12), Los Angeles Dodgers (2013) and Cincinnati Reds (2014-15).
Mattingly went 443-587 as the Marlins’ captain. Mattingly and the Marlins mutually agreed that 2022 would be the last. His contract expired at the end of the season.