LOS ANGELES — The new president of baseball operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers plans to hire a new general manager and retain Don Mattingly as manager.
Andrew Friedman was introduced at Dodger Stadium on Friday, and he says he’s having conversations about hiring a GM to work under him. Friedman says that since he was hired from Tampa Bay on Tuesday he has spoken twice with Mattingly, and they plan to meet next week.
Friedman says Mattingly will “definitely” be the manager next season. Mattingly has two years remaining on his three-year deal. Friedman tamped down speculation that Rays manager Joe Maddon would follow him to Los Angeles. Friedman says he’s going into his new job “with the mindset that we’re going to work with Donnie for a long time.”