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Joe Torre will step down; Don Mattingly to manage Dodgers next year

Updated at 3:43 p.m.

Joe Torre will step down as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers after the season and will be replaced by Don Mattingly.

Mattingly, who worked with Torre with the New York Yankees, has been the Dodgers' hitting coach since joining Torre, 70, in LA in 2008.

"The opportunity to manage the Los Angeles Dodgers is truly an honor," Mattingly said in a statement released by the Dodgers. "There are few organizations in the world with the history, tradition and track record of success as the Dodgers. I'm looking forward to continuing what I came here to accomplish with Joe and that's to win a world championship."

By Cindy Boren  |  September 17, 2010; 2:50 PM ET
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Any word on Torre's plans for 2011? I'd love to see him as the Nats manager.

Posted by: DavidandDonald | September 17, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

No word yet on Torre's plans. He is 70...there's been a bit of Mets speculation, but that's it.

Posted by: CindyBoren | September 17, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Can't blame a gentleman like Joe from walking away from the McCourt mess. Loved that Pete O'Malley told McCourt to sell the Dodgers cause he was ruining the revered name and history. But I am surprised that common sense did not prevail in the Dodger organization (ie override McCourt) and hire Bobby Valentine as Joe's successor. They used to keep it in the family till the Boston beans arrived.

Posted by: gibiphone | September 18, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

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