Mattingly uncertain of return despite optionTo me, it gets to that point where three years in you either know or you don't," Mattingly said. Mattingly's option, reportedly worth $1.4 million, would put him in line to return, but the team has made no announcement about his future. Hillman has been manager Mattingly's bench coach for the past three seasons. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly announced Monday that his 2014 contract option vested with a first-round playoff victory over the Atlanta Braves but that he remains unsure of whether he'll be back with the team next season. The Los Angeles Dodgers have fired bench coach Trey Hillman, a move that could lead to further tension between the organization and manager Don Mattingly, a team source confirmed to ESPNLosAngeles.com. There is no sign that he'll get such a long-term commitment from the club, but he's under contract for 2014, and he has indicated through his agent that he will fulfill the option year that was part of a three-year guaranteed contract. The Dodgers won't have anything to say on the matter until after the World Series, a source said, respecting the long-held tradition of embargoing major news during the sport's most important event. "He's under contract.
Agent: Mattingly intends to honor contractDon Mattingly intends to honor the final year of his contract as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Now he's just waiting to hear whether the club plans to extend his deal, his agent said Wednesday.Source: ESPN.com
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