Don Mattingly not interested in managing Yankees

Lisa Blumenfeld

Mattingly is happy where he is with the Dodgers and would prefer to work out an extension with Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly claims he would have no interest in taking the same position with the Yankees were Joe Girardi to sign elsewhere, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Mattingly's current contract with the Dodgers comes to an end following the 2013 season and the two sides do not appear to be discussing an extension at this time. Any contract talks would likely come after the Dodgers' postseason run is over.

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"This would be the worst time to talk about something like that," Mattingly told reporters. "There’s no talk and no need."

Still, if the team wants him back, Mattingly says, he would be happy to return. The Dodgers do still hold a club option for 2014 that they could exercise to keep Mattingly in town. The chances of him leaving after leading the team to a division championship seem slim.

Meanwhile the Yankees top choice remains to bring back Joe Girardi as manager. Though the Cubs are heavily rumored to be interested in stealing Girardi away, sources say New York isn't willing to give them the chance. Though he has not explicitly said so, Yankees GM Brian Cashman would reportedly refuse a request from Chicago to interview Girardi.

The Yankees made an offer to Girardi on Thursday with both sides agreeing to meet again soon. As of Thursday, the odds are in favor of both Girardi and Mattingly staying where they are.

Mattingly and Girardi had both been in the running for the Yankees' managerial position after Joe Torre left, with the latter obviously winning. A long time first baseman with New York, Mattingly had been a bench coach  for Torre, but moved to L.A. after not winning the job as manager.

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