Mattingly Gets Three-Year Extension as Manager of MLB’s Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was given a three-year contract extension after leading the team to the Major League Baseball playoffs in 2013.

The announcement of the deal was made yesterday in a news conference at Dodger Stadium, which Mattingly missed because he was back on his Indiana farm bailing water out of his basement after pipes froze and burst.

“I think he’s done a great job here,” General Manager Ned Colletti said, without giving contract details. “He gets better and better.”

Mattingly, 52, finished second in voting for the National League Manager of the Year Award in 2013. Mattingly, who has a 260-225 record in three seasons with the Dodgers, spent 14 seasons as a player with the New York Yankees, making six All-Star teams and being selected as the American League’s Most Valuable Player in 1985.