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Torre out, Mattingly in as Dodgers manager

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Don Mattingly will replace Joe Torre as manager of the Dodgers at the end of the season, two sources with knowledge of the situation have told The Times' Dylan Hernandez.

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An official announcement will be made Friday before the Dodgers’ game against the Colorado Rockies.

Mattingly has been the Dodgers hitting coach since the middle of the 2008 season, which was Torre’s first with the team. Before that, they were together with the New York Yankees.

The Dodgers announced earlier this season that Mattingly, who has never been a manager, would guide a team in the Arizona Fall League, fueling speculation he was being prepared to take over the major league club.

Read the full story on the Dodgers' managerial change here.

Top photo: Joe Torre at spring training in Glendale, Ariz. Credit: Morry Gash / Associated Press

Bottom photo: Don Mattingly. Credit: Associated Press

 
Comments () | Archives (5)

The Dodgers are mediochre, listless, uninspired, and just not very good. And they've been like that since the late 1980's. A management change won't help a team whose illness goes all the way to the cellular level.

I meant "mediocre."

another McCourt casualty---colateral damage....sorry Joe, as you know, they do not care whom they bring down....just ask Manny

Hopefully MLB will ammend the rules so Mattingly can take someone with him to the mound. Poor Don flunks the IQ test....he is walking into a losing situation and his managerial career will be short lived.

Bring back Dusty Baker. He is a Dodger and has a proven track record. Mattingly can't even improve the hitters. How can he improve the team?


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