Don Mattingly Will Be Back In 2013 … And Ned Colletti Will Be As Well

Both Ned Colletti and Don Mattingly will return to the Dodgers in 2013.

Colletti’s extension is according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, though no details have been released yet.

Dodgers GM Ned Colletti and the team have a new deal to keep Colletti in the role he’s held since late 2005, CBSSports.com has learned.

Colletti’s contract called for mutual options after this season, but a new deal was being discussed. The Los Angeles Times had reported eight days ago that an offer was on the table from the new Dodgers owners.

Joy. If it’s possible to not win a World Series with a $200 million payroll, Colletti is the one to do it.

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On Mattingly, Colletti confirmed himself that he would be returning to the Dodgers in 2013, regardless of how the team finishes out the year.

“I think he’s done a really good job of keeping it together and there’s never an excuse. He doesn’t give any and he doesn’t take any,” Colletti said. “I don’t have any doubt that our efforts every day are there, and I think that’s one of the main jobs of a manager, to make sure guys are into it.

“You know that if you get beat, it’s not a happy room, it’s not one people take lightly and are cavalier. It means something to everybody and that’s a credit to him and his staff.”

This was expected, but I didn’t expect an official confirmation so soon. I guess with Colletti’s extension being announced, the timing makes more sense.

Update: Heyman says the Colletti extension could be two or three years.

The new deal will be a multiyear arrangement. One person said it could wind up being for three years, though previous reports suggested two.

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