The Dodgers have begun extension talks with GM Ned Colletti. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
The Los Angeles Dodgers have opened long-term contract extension talks with General Manager Ned Colletti, according to Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times.
Dodgers Chairman Mark Walter confirmed the team and Colletti are talking about a new deal. The guaranteed portion of Colletti's contract expires at the end of the season.
Colletti had no comment. Dodgers President Stan Kasten also wouldn't comment other than to say:
"People should regard our management as stable and permanent."
The purchase of the Dodgers from Frank McCourt -- who hired Colletti in 2005 -- led to questions whether new ownership would make major front-office changes. Kasten, however, has set a precedent of retaining a GM when he kept Jim Bowden after becoming president of the Washington Nationals in 2006.