Dodgers and Mattingly Part Ways in Mutual Agreement
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Mattingly won't return as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers next year after he and the front office mutually agreed it was time for a fresh start.
Mattingly said Thursday in a statement distributed by the team that it's "the right time and right move for both parties."
Los Angeles was 446-363 under Mattingly, finishing with a winning record in every season and claiming the last three NL West titles. But the Dodgers have not reached the World Series since winning the championship in 1988.
The 54-year-old former Yankees star ranks sixth in wins among Dodgers managers.
Mattingly says "we all felt that a fresh start would be good for both the organization and me."