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.