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Dodgers Announce Don Mattingly Will Not Return to Manage Team in 2016

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Don Mattingly of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on from the dugout against the New York Mets during game four of the National League Division Series at Citi Field on October 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Don Mattingly is out as Dodgers manager, the club making an official announcement hours after the news broke.

“The Los Angeles Dodgers and Don Mattingly have mutually agreed that Mattingly will not return to manage the club in 2016,” the team said in a statement.

The decision was reached after “several days” of talks between Mattingly, team president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, general manager Farhan Zaidi, and senior vice president of baseball operations Josh Byrnes, the team said.

“As our end of season process began, we discussed the past year, our future goals, necessary changes, roster needs and other matters relating to next year’s campaign,” Friedman said in the statement. “As the dialogue progressed daily, it evolved to a point where we all agreed that it might be best for both sides to start fresh. We decided to think about it for a couple of days and when we spoke again, we felt comfortable that this was the direction to go.

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