LOS ANGELES -- Joe Maddon, who opted out of his 2015 contract to manage the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, will not be replacing Don Mattingly, according to Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman.
"As I said last week, Joe and I enjoyed a tremendous relationship working together in Tampa Bay and I wish him nothing but the best wherever his next stop will be," said Friedman, Maddon's close friend and former boss with the Rays. "However, nothing has changed on our end and Don Mattingly will be our manager next season and hopefully for a long time to come."
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less