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Don Mattingly will return to manage Dodgers despite differences

Mattingly will be back in Dodger blue for 2014 at least. (USATSI)
Mattingly will be back in Dodger blue for 2014 at least. (USATSI)

BOSTON -- Don Mattingly and the Dodgers have worked it out, and he will return to manage the team for at least 2014, sources said.

The Dodgers and Mattingly are still working out the final details, and it remains to be seen whether he might have his one-year guarantee extended.

He has said all along he loved managing in LA. However, Mattingly expressed his disapproval with the way things went in 2013 at the team's year-ending press conference. While the Dodgers were surprised at his negative take, the sides decided it would be best to stay together.

“I love it here, but I don't want to be anywhere I'm not wanted,” Mattingly had said at the press conference that raised eye brows around the game.

Mattingly's option for 2014 vested, but he expressed displeasure at having to manage as a lame duck last year, so many wondered whether he would ultimately come back.

Mattingly told friends he didn't feel right about failing to honor his contract, despite his irritation.

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