With speculations swirling regarding the future of the Los Angeles Dodgers as far as payroll and players, one thing is finally put to rest today. Joe Torre will not have his contract picked up this off-season, and Don Mattingly will replace Torre as manager. 

The changing of the guard will be officially announced later today before the Dodgers take on the Colorado Rockies.

Mattingly, who is currently acting as the hitting coach for the Dodgers, has been a staple of Torre’s coaching staff since 2004.

Mattingly was the center of much speculation regarding his possible future as the Dodgers manager when it was announced he would guide a team in the Arizona fall league.

One source close to the situation has said that it isn’t out of the realm of possibility that Torre could remain with the Dodgers in some other capacity, whether it be in the front office or on the bench.

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