Report: Mattingly to manage Dodgers in 2014

Report: Mattingly to manage Dodgers in 2014
October 24, 2013, 2:00 pm
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Don Mattingly and the Dodgers appear to be on better terms since their bizarre end-of-season press conference. (AP)

Don Mattingly and Los Angeles Dodgers President Stan Kasten have agreed to honor the last year left on his contract.

According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, Mattingly's agent Ray Schulte said, "Donnie's always been a man of his word and he's under contract."

A formal announcement won’t be given until the World Series is over since the MLB has asked teams and players not to break any news during this period.

Mattingly had a change of heart since only two days prior he made it clear to management that he might not return if he had to be a “lame duck” manager for a consecutive season.

"He feels that's what's good for the organization, as well as his security," Schulte told the LA Times.

Kasten cleared the rumors that Mattingly could be fired after the release of bench coach, Trey Hillman.  

"I've always been a big supporter of his," Kasten said about Mattingly.

Kasten went on to tell The Times, "I'm anticipating a happy ending."

Mattingly’s contract became guaranteed for next season after the Dodgers defeated the Atlanta Braves in the 2013 NLDS.

This past season Mattingly led the Dodgers to a 92-70 record. In three seasons under Mattingly the Dodgers have gone 260-225.