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Dodgers, Mattingly agree to three-year deal through 2016
Los Angeles Dodgers and manager Don Mattingly have agreed to a new three-year deal that will take him through the 2016 season, a source confirmed on Tuesday.
The Dodgers officially announced the deal a day later.
Mattingly was in the final year of his contract with the Dodgers. The new deal reworks that season and adds two additional ones.
Mattingly had been pushing for a new deal so as to avoid going into the 2014 season as a lame-duck manager.
"Really what it does, it puts me in a spot where everything that I do is questioned because I'm basically trying out or auditioning to say, 'Can he manage or can he not manage?' To me, it's at that point where, three years in, you either know or you don't," Mattingly said.
The deal was first reported by ESPN.
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