Dodgers GM says Mattingly “doing fine”

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MILWAUKEE (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti says beleaguered manager Don Mattingly is “doing fine” and has kept the team steady despite its last-place showing in the NL West.

There has been speculation that Mattingly’s job was in jeopardy. The Dodgers are 17-25 despite a high payroll.

Asked if it was false to say Mattingly would be fired this week, Colletti simply said: “My perspective hasn’t changed. I’m done talking about it.”

Colletti spoke before Monday night’s game at Milwaukee. He says it’s an easy way out to blame one person.

Colletti says he expects better performances from the players. A lineup that includes Matt Kemp, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier ranks next-to-last in the majors in runs. The Dodgers‘ bullpen also has been a sore spot.

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