The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly close to an extension with manager Don Mattingly that would keep him in Los Angeles past 2014. Mattingly was upset that he was being brought back on his one-year option after the season before the team stated their intention to keep the 52-year-old.
Mattingly led the Dodgers to an NL West title last season after starting the year 30-42 and was on the verge of losing his job. The team lost in six games in the NLCS to the St. Louis Cardinals, but could be receiving a deal similar to Cardinals manager Mike Matheny for three-years.
Meanwhile, Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has been progressing and should be healthy by Spring Training. Kemp underwent ankle surgery during the playoffs and is working towards regaining his center field position. He was involved in trade rumors this winter but many teams were unsure about his health.
It’s unknown whether or not the Dodgers will keep all four of their outfielders, but signs point to the 29-year-old outfielders staying in LA beyond next season.
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