Dodgers manager Don Mattingly leaves team due to a death in his family.

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Dodgers manager Don Mattingly left the Dodgers on Tuesday because of a death in the family. He’ll return Friday and bench coach Tim Wallach will manage the team in the meantime. The Dodgers host the Arizona Diamondbacks tomorrow and the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday at Camelback Ranch.

A team spokesperson confirmed the news late Tuesday afternoon, about 90 minutes after Mattingly addressed reporters following the Dodgers’ 7-5 win over the Kansas City Royals.

Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reported the news first.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the 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.