Don Mattingly wants to honor his Dodgers deal

October 16, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly (8) watches game action during the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in game five of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Since the Los Angeles Dodgers were eliminated from the postseason by the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series last week, rumors have swirled about the future of Dodgers’ manager Don Mattingly.

Early in the season, Mattingly was squarely on the hot seat, but he helped turn the Dodgers around, getting them back into the postseason.

It seemed like a foregone conclusion Mattingly would receive a contract extension, but recently, signs have pointed to an exit.

The Dodgers fired a couple of employees, bench coach Trey Hillman and advanced scout Wade Taylor, who Mattingly is close with.

Despite the mess that the situation has seemingly turned into, Mattingly’s agent, Ray Schulte expects his client to remain with the Dodgers.

“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,” Schulte told Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles on Wednesday.

“It would be nice to have it resolved soon.”

If Mattingly remains with the Dodgers, he will be entering the final year of a three-year contract.

Topics: Don Mattingly, Los Angeles Dodgers

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