Dodgers, Don Mattingly Agree To Multi-Year Contract Extension
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed with manager Don Mattingly to a multi-year contract, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
The details of the deal, first reported by Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles, are not yet known, but Heyman says that the deal will keep Mattingly in Los Angeles through the 2016 season.
Reports surfaced on Monday that the Dodgers and the former Yankees slugger were making progress on an agreement. An official announcement is expected later in the week.
Mattingly was previously under contract for 2014 alone when he vehemently stated that he wanted an extension during a press conference after the season alongside General Manager Ned Colletti, which was described as ‘awkward’.
Mattingly, 52, has been the club’s skipper since the 2011 season, when he took the torch from Joe Torre. Under his watch, the team has posted winning seasons in all three years, including a 92-70 record in 2013 and a near pennant appearance.