Don Mattingly is “assuming” he’ll remain Dodgers manager

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Yesterday several reports indicated that the Dodgers were likely to keep Don Mattingly as manager for next season and today Mattingly told the media that he’s “assuming” he’ll be back.

Mattingly apparently came to that conclusion after meeting with the Dodgers’ front office, although he stopped short of saying he’s been given any kind of assurances.

Of course, if reports about general manager Ned Colletti’s job being in jeopardy are accurate it’d be tough for the front office’s assurances to Mattingly to mean anything anyway.

Mattingly has a 354-293 (.547) record in four seasons as Dodgers manager, including 94-68 this year.