According to reports out of Los Angeles, the Dodgers have reached an agreement to extend manager Don Mattingly’s contract through the 2016 season.
The deal shows just how quickly the tide turned Mattingly, who was rumored to be on the chopping block while his high-priced team slumped through the to a 30-42 record during the early portion of the season. That was before a torrid run, fueled in part by dynamic rookie Yasiel Puig and Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw, that included a 45-23 second half and a berth in the National League Division Series.
Terms of the contract were not immediately available.
Through three seasons as the Dodgers manager, Mattingly, 52, has put together a record of 260-225 and has moved his team up the division standings each season, culminating with last season’s division crown.