Managing expectations, Day 8: Mattingly to Marlins, cross Bud Black off the list.

Bud Black and Don Mattingly might be managing in the same division again when the 2016 season starts. Just don’t expect either the Washington Nationals or Miami Marlins to make this official before the World Series is over.

Black will become the Nationals’ next manager, according to the Washington Post, while Mattingly and the Marlins have reached agreement on a four-year deal.

Meanwhile, the Padres are reportedly set to hire Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach Andy Green to be their manager.

Mattingly reportedly interviewed for the Marlins’ job on Monday, though he had been linked to the job in reports since early September. At the time, the Dodgers were in the middle of a critical series against the San Francisco Giants, and there wasn’t much Mattingly could say.

“I’m not worried about anything as far as that goes,” he said. “I’m happy here. I feel like I’m a Dodger.”

That changed last Thursday, when Mattingly and the Dodgers mutually agreed to forego the final year of his contract. It is unknown how much of Mattingly’s 2016 salary, if any, will be paid by the Dodgers.

Once the three hires are announced, the Dodgers will be the only MLB team without a manager.

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Watch: Don Mattingly on managing the Marlins, Yasiel Puig, Zack Greinke, and some what-ifs.

In an interview on the Dan Patrick Show, former Dodgers manager Don Mattingly discussed the possibility of becoming the Marlins’ next manager (maybe someday he can tell Patrick they’re not the “Florida” Marlins anymore), Yasiel Puig, Zack Greinke, what went wrong this year for the Dodgers, and a variety of other topics he didn’t cover in his post-mutual-parting press conference.

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Don Mattingly to the Miami Marlins? Dodgers manager addresses rumor.

Amid reports that the Miami Marlins will be looking for a new manager after the season, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was asked Wednesday about a report linking him to the not-yet-vacant job currently occupied by Dan Jennings.

“I have no idea where that comes from,” Mattingly said.

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Three-team trade between Dodgers, Braves, Marlins finalized.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood is 21-20 with a 3.10 ERA in three major league seasons, all with the Braves. He is one of the 13 players involved in a three-team trade that is nearing completion. (Getty Images)

A three-team, 13-player trade between the Dodgers, Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins is done.

As reported yesterday, the Dodgers would receive starting pitcher Mat Latos and outfielder Mike Morse from the Marlins, and pitchers Alex Wood, Luis Avilan, Jim Johnson, Bronson Arroyo and minor league utilityman Jose Peraza from the Braves.

Atlanta would receive minor league utilityman Hector Olivera from the Dodgers — who would reportedly pay all of the $62.5 million contract he signed in spring — as well as injured left-hander Paco Rodriguez, Single-A pitcher Zack Bird and a 2016 compensation-round draft pick from the Miami Marlins, currently 35th overall.

The Marlins would receive three minor league pitchers from the Dodgers: Jeff Brigham, Kevin Guzman and Victor Araujo, none of whom has advanced beyond high Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.

The Braves would reportedly pay some of Arroyo’s salary. The right-hander is on the 60-day disabled list recovering from Tommy John surgery in July 2014 and isn’t expected to pitch in a major league game until next year.

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Reports: Hector Olivera, Atlanta Braves involved in Mat Latos/Mike Morse trade.

The Dodgers are on the verge of trading infielder Hector Olivera to the Atlanta Braves as part of a three-team trade that would bring Marlins pitcher Mat Latos to Los Angeles, plus Alex Wood and a major league reliever from the Braves — possibly Jim Johnson or Luis Avilan — according to multiple reports Wednesday night:


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