The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly parted ways with manager Don Mattingly.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports first reported that Mattingly would not return to Los Angeles.
“The Los Angeles Dodgers and Don Mattingly have mutually agreed that Mattingly will not return to manage the club in 2016,” the team said in a statement.
Though Mattingly reportedly felt he was treated well by the Dodgers' front office, he did not feel he had garnered long-term support, Heyman reported
“I’m honored and proud to have had the opportunity to manage the Los Angeles Dodgers,” Mattingly said in a statement. “I’ve enjoyed my experiences and relationships with the organization's staff and players throughout my eight years in L.A. After meeting with Andrew, Farhan and Josh, we all felt that a fresh start would be good for both the organization and me.”
After winning the National League West, the Dodgers were eliminated from the playoffs by the New York Mets in the NLDS. Los Angeles finished the regular season with a 92–70 record and earned its third consecutive division title under Mattingly, making him the first Dodgers manager to lead the team to the playoffs in three straight years.
Mattingly had a 446–363 record in five years as the Dodgers’ manager.
The Marlins are reportedly interested in hiring Mattingly, who has said he wants to continue managing.
- Erin Flynn