Rosenthal: No announcement on Dodgers' new manager expected until at least Sunday
The Los Angeles Dodgers aren't expected to name a new manager until at least Sunday or Monday, FOX Sports Insider Ken Rosenthal reported Friday.
Decision on #Dodgers manager - Kapler or Roberts - likely to be delayed to Sunday or Monday. Owners are traveling.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 20, 2015
The two frontrunners for the position are Dave Roberts and Gabe Kapler, according to Rosenthal.
Former San Diego Padres manager Bud Black, who nearly became the Washington Nationals' new manager this offseason, also was a finalist for the Dodgers' job. However, the Los Angeles Times recently reported that Black will join the Los Angeles Angels' front office, indicating that he no longer is under consideration to become the Dodgers' next manager.
The Dodgers and former manager Don Mattingly mutually parted ways after the 2015 season -- Mattingly's fifth in the team's dugout. Despite winning the past three NL West titles, Mattingly was unable to guide the Dodgers to the World Series. Mattingly has since been hired as the Miami Marlins' new manager.