The Nationals aren't the only team in the NL East searching for a new manager, as the Miami Marlins also have a vacancy. According to a report by MLB.com, Miami interviewed former Dodgers manager Don Mattingly for the opening on Monday.
Mattingly, 54, was fired as L.A.'s manager after five seasons on the job, all with winning records. They won the NL West three straight years, including in 2015 when they lost to the New York Mets in the NLDS.
The Dodgers peaked under Mattingly in 2013 when they made it to the NLCS. That was not good enough for ownership, which shelled out the largest payroll in baseball from 2013-15.
Mattingly could take over a Marlins team that also fell short of expectations in 2015. Their demise was largely caused by injuries, but it cost manager Mike Redmond his job. He was dismissed midseason when general manager Dan Jennings took over.
Mattingly is now considered by some as the favorite to be the Marlins' new manager. They have also interviewed other candidates including former Astros manager Bo Porter and former Nationals manager Manny Acta.