Marlins third baseman Martin Prado served as player-manager in the team's season finale Sunday, a 10-7 loss at Washington. Prado went 1 for 2, then left the game as a player to focus on managing, and afterwards he said the experience blew him away. "The game speeds up and there's so many things you have to be aware of," Prado said. "I won't ever say anything bad about any manager."
Marlins manager Don Mattingly also assigned catcher Jeff Mathis to be the bench coach for this game. Mattingly picked up this tradition from being a coach on Joe Torre's coaching staff with the Yankees in the mid-2000s.