Mattingly, Dodgers Discussing Deal

Source: Ramona Shelburne |

Don MattinglyThe Los Angeles Dodgers are discussing a new, multiyear contract with manager Don Mattingly, two sources told

No deal is imminent, but there is optimism on both sides that a new deal will be completed.

Dodgers president Stan Kasten previously had said Mattingly would return in 2014 for the final year of his contract, which vested when the team defeated the Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series. Kasten declined to comment on the situation when reached by on Wednesday, citing his long-standing policy of handling contract negotiations in private.