The Los Angeles Dodgers and manager Don Mattingly have reached a three-year extension, per media reports. Although Mattingly is already under contract through 2014, the deal will keep Mattingly under contract through the 2016 season. He has done an excellent job as the manager of the team for the past few years. The team is expected to announce the signing later this week.
Mattingly, 53 in April, has gone 260-225 in three-years with the Dodgers, improving them every year during his tenure. He has finished in the National League Manager of the Year voting twice; he finished 8th in 2011 and 2nd in 2013. In 2013, the Dodgers won the National League West Division, finishing 92-70.
In the beginning of the 2013 season, the highly rated Dodgers got off to a slow start, seemingly putting Mattingly's job in jeopardy. The summer began, and the Dodgers went on a 42-8 run in 50 games, launching them from worst to first in the division. They ended the season losing to the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series, 4-2.
Mattingly's managing job now finally has some security.