LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Don Mattingly isn't in immediate danger of being fired as manager of the last-place Los Angeles Dodgers, with team president Stan Kasten saying none of the players are asking for his dismissal, either.
"I do expect things to turn around. I expect Donnie to be here for a long time," Kasten said Friday before the Dodgers opened a three-game series against NL Central-leading St. Louis.
"I understand there is another side of that if things don't go well. I don't think of things like that. I don't look at things that way. I choose to believe we're going to be fine."
Mattingly is in the third and final year of his contract, with no extension on the table.
"This is not a guy who the players are trying to get rid of. These players are not coming to the front office and saying, Please get this guy out of here,'" Kasten said. "It's the opposite. This is a group of guys who love and respect Don. And I think ...