The Los Angeles Dodgers and manager Don Mattingly have mutually agreed to part ways, the team announced. The move was first reported byJon Heyman of CBS Sports.
ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported that Mattingly was offered a contract extension this past weekend, but ultimately turned it down. However, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times tweeted that a contract extension was discussed conceptually, but a formal offer was never made.
With Mattingly having one more year on his contract in 2016, the Dodgers will pay his salary next year, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times says.
Mattingly has been serving as the Dodgers' manager since 2011 and led the team to a 446-363 record.
Despite having success in the regular season, Mattingly was thought to be on the hot seat if the Dodgers could not get past the NLDS this postseason. While he has compiled a good record in the regular season, the Dodgers have not been able to go far into the postseason under his leadership.
MLB.com's and Marlins.com's Joe Frisaro reported that the Marlins "definitely" have interest in hiring Mattingly to be their next manager. He is reportedly not done with managing himself, so Miami could end up being his next destination.
As for the Dodgers, ex-player and current director of player development Gabe Kapler has become a serious front-runner to become the next manager, Buster Olney of ESPN.com hears.