The Los Angeles Dodgers plan for manager Don Mattingly to be their manager beyond this season, according to people familiar with the situation. an apparent switch from the tumult of earlier this season.
The guaranteed portion of Mattingly’s contract expires at the end of this season. Mattingly’s deal includes a team option for next season.
Mattingly, 52, has compiled a 260-225 record for three seasons. He reached the playoffs for the first time this season.
Mattingly was in danger of losing his job early this season, when his team was in last place. He said he was warned by President Stan Kasten that the Dodgers could be forced to make a change if they didn’t turn around their season.
Before Mattingly became the Dodgers manager in 2011, he was the team’s hitting coach.
RANGERS: Have claimed injured left-handed pitcher Edwar Cabrera on waivers from the Colorado Rockies.
Cabrera didn’t pitch last season because of an injured left shoulder, and had surgery July 10. He was on the Rockies’ 60-day disabled list, and was transferred to the Rangers’ 60-day DL.
His only major league action was two starts for the Rockies in 2012.
ANGELS: Don Baylor has been hired to be the team’s hitting coach.
Baylor will replace Jim Eppard, who wasn’t retained by manager Mike Scioscia.
RIPKEN’S MOTHER: Police charged a man Wednesday with trying to carjack baseball great Cal Ripken’s mother in a bank parking lot in Maryland.
Aberdeen police charged Jesse Bowen, 33, of Havre de Grace, with attempted armed robbery, attempted armed carjacking, possessing a dangerous weapon, first degree assault and several controlled substance related charges.
A man with a handgun approached 75-year-old Vi Ripken on Tuesday afternoon near NBRS Bank in Aberdeen, Md. Ripken activated a key alarm and the man left.
Ripken wasn’t hurt.
On July 24, 2012, Ripken was taken from her Aberdeen home at gunpoint and returned unharmed 24 hours later.