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Andrew Friedman quashes speculation about Joe Maddon joining Dodgers
Andrew Friedman quashes speculation about Joe Maddon joining Dodgers

Andrew Friedman made his first major statement as the Dodgers president of baseball operations Friday, reiterating that Don Mattingly will manage the team next season, even with Joe Maddon suddenly available to replace him. Maddon, who worked under Friedman for the last nine seasons, terminated his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays and is free to negotiate elsewhere. Friedman did what he could to calm widespread speculation he might hire Maddon, issuing a statement through the Dodgers that read, "As I said last week, Joe and I enjoyed a tremendous relationship working together in Tampa Bay, and I wish him nothing but the best, wherever his next stop will be. However, nothing has...

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