The Los Angeles Dodgers officially announce that they are parting ways with manager Don Mattingly.
“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.
The Dodgers won the National League West, but Los Angeles was eliminated from the playoffs by the New York Mets in the NLDS. The Dodgers concluded the regular season with a 92–70 record, earning its third consecutive division title under Mattingly.
Mattingly felt he was treated well by the Dodgers' front office, but did not feel he had garnered long-term support, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Mattingly was the first Dodgers manager to lead the team to the playoffs in three straight years.
“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.”
Mattingly had a 446–363 record in five years as the Dodgers’ manager.