Dodgers coaches Davey Lopes, Rick Honeycutt, Tim Wallach, Mark McGwire will return in 2014.

Don Mattingly

The Dodgers declined the 2014 contract option on bench coach Trey Hillman (left), but will bring back pitching coach Rick Honeycutt (right). Manager Don Mattingly, center, remains in limbo after publicly doubting his future Monday. (Getty Images)

Pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, first base coach Davey Lopes and third base coach Tim Wallach will return to the Dodgers’ coaching staff next year, as the Dodgers renewed the 2014 options on each of their contracts Tuesday. Hitting coach Mark McGwire, already under contract for next season, is also returning.

The Dodgers are still hoping to retain bullpen coach Chuck Crim, assistant pitching coach Ken Howell, and assistant hitting coach John Valentin, but none have a contract option for 2014.

That leaves bench coach Trey Hillman as the only member of the Dodgers’ 2013 coaching staff who might not return. Earlier in the day, the Dodgers declined the option on Hillman’s contract but invited him to remain in the organization.

That scarcely adds up to an overhaul of a staff that manager Don Mattingly was hoping to keep intact. The larger question, of course, is whether Mattingly himself will return.

The manager had a vesting option in his contract for 2014 that automatically renewed when the Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series. But in a sometimes-awkward press conference Monday, Mattingly strongly indicated that he would not return without an extension beyond next season.

While general manager Ned Colletti said that the situation would be resolved “quickly,” Mattingly left town Tuesday morning. The belief now is that the Dodgers might wait until after the World Series to announce Mattingly’s fate beyond next season.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.