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Don Mattingly | Catcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (53) / 4/20/1961
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left

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Don Mattingly and Clayton Kershaw were ejected from Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
They both took exception from the bench when Oliver Perez beaned Andre Ethier (with an offspeed pitch) after serving up back-to-back homers to Adrian Gonzalez and Matt Kemp. While it didn't appear intentional, the sequence of events leading up to it certainly fueled the situation. Sep 7 - 7:23 PM

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Dodgers signed manager Don Mattingly to a three-year contract extension.

Mattingly is now under contract through 2016. It's well deserved, as he presided over an impressive turnaround last season which led to the National League West title. Things were icy between Mattingly and the team even after the season, but the new extension should smooth things over for now.
Jan 8 - 12:47 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Don Mattingly's new contract with the Dodgers will run through 2016.

Mattingly's previous deal was set to expire after the 2014 season. His future has been the subject of quite a bit of speculation over the past year, but he'll enter spring training with some long-awaited job security. Mattingly is 260-225 in his three years with Los Angeles and led the Dodgers to the National League West title in 2013.
Jan 7 - 3:53 PM

According to Ramona Shelburne of, the Dodgers have signed manager Don Mattingly to an extension.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Monday that the two sides were close. No word on the exact terms of the new deal, but an extension is well deserved after Mattingly presided over the Dodgers' fantastic turnaround last season. His previous deal was set to expire after 2014.
Jan 7 - 3:24 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Dodgers are nearing an extension with manager Don Mattingly.

The Dodgers beating the Braves in the 2013 NLDS triggered Mattingly's $1.4 million vesting option for 2014, but he has stated that he doesn't want to be a lame duck manager on a big-budget team and it looks as though he'll have his wish granted soon for a multi-year deal. Mattingly owns a 260-225 managerial record in his three years in Los Angeles. The Dodgers went on a 42-8 run at one point last season.
Jan 6 - 12:52 PM

Tim Wallach is the Dodgers' new bench coach.

Wallach served as the Dodgers' third base coach in 2013 and will simply switch roles for the 2014 season. Trey Hillman, the Dodgers' former bench coach, was fired on October 22. Lorenzo Bundy will fill that vacancy.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 12:10:00 PM

Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles reports that the Dodgers have begun discussing a multi-year contract extension with manager Don Mattingly.

Mattingly's option for the 2014 season vested after the Dodgers beat the Braves in the NLDS, but he has stated publicly that he doesn't want to be a lame duck on a team with the highest payroll in MLB and now appears to be getting his wish. Shelburne writes "there is optimism on both sides that a new deal will be completed." Mattingly is 260-225 (.536) in his three years on the job.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 08:46:00 AM

Tim Wallach will likely return to the Dodgers as a bench coach next season.

Wallach was previously a third base coach with the club, and he was considered for the Mariners' and Tigers' managerial openings this offseason. He was passed over, but the interest in him at least garnered him a new role with his current team. He'll replace Trey Hillman, who was fired on October 22.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 07:42:00 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly's agent said Wednesday that the manager plans to honor the final year of his contract.

"He's under contract. He was able to say his piece at the press conference and he's looking forward to continuing his relationship with the Dodgers," Mattingly's agent, Ray Schulte, told on Wednesday. What's more, there's actually some optimism that the two sides could come to a new deal to keep Mattingly in Los Angeles beyond next season. Mattingly's Dodgers went 92-70 and came within two wins of the World Series this season.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 07:08:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Dodgers have fired bench coach Trey Hillman.

The Dodgers also fired advance scout Wade Taylor. Both are close to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, who indicated Monday that he's not sure whether he will be back next season even though his option for 2014 has already vested. The drama continues.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 12:54:00 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Monday that he's not sure he will return for the 2014 season.

Mattingly's option for 2014 vested after his Dodgers beat the Braves in the NLDS, but he told reporters Monday that he didn't appreciate being a lame duck throughout 2013. There are several premier managing gigs available this winter and Mattingly could take some interviews.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 02:44:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Dodgers plan to bring Don Mattingly back as manager next season.

Mattingly's job was in serious trouble back in June, but the team ended up walking away with the NL West and is still alive in the postseason. While his strategy has drawn some criticism in recent days, it will not have an impact on his status. Mattingly's contract reportedly includes a $1.4 million option for 2014, but it's not known if the Dodgers simply plan to pick it up or give him a new multi-year deal. There should be an official announcement after the season.
Source: CBS Sports
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 09:24:00 AM

Major League Baseball has suspended Don Mattingly one game for his role during Tuesday's brawl with the Diamondbacks.

Hitting coach Mark McGwire was suspended for two games, while fellow manager Kirk Gibson was given a one-game ban. Mattingly figures to get the suspension out of the way on Friday.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 01:34:00 PM

According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers and manager Don Mattingly have had discussions regarding a contract extension.

Mattingly has been a popular name when discussing managers on the hot seat in 2013, so an extension would certainly end those conversations. As it stands, he is entering the third and final year of his three-year contract. Extension or not, there is a lot of pressure on Mattingly to succeed in 2013 given the Dodgers' $230 million payroll.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 11:22:00 PM

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