Mattingly Not Willing To Return Without An Extension Beyond 2014

Source: Aaron Gleeman, NBC Sports

MattinglyDylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Don Mattingly’s option for next season vested when the Dodgers won the NLDS, but the manager is dropping some pretty strong hints that he doesn’t want to go on without an extension beyond 2014.

Mattingly told a group of reporters that the option vesting “doesn’t mean I’ll be back” and added that “we’ll talk about it and go from there” and “I love it here, but I don’t want to be anywhere I’m not wanted.”

In other words, he wants to be under contract for more than one season.