Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – In a move that could add tension with manager Don Mattingly, the Los Angeles Dodgers have fired bench coach Trey Hillman.
Hillman confirmed that he was fired by the Dodgers, saying he was informed of the decision by general manager Ned Colletti.
“I think this organization wants to get somewhere real quick and they just didn’t feel like I was best for the manager and the players,” Hillman said.
Hillman served as Mattingly’s bench coach for the past three seasons. He also worked as manager of the Kansas City Royals and the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan.
The Dodgers dismissed Hillman after they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in six games of the National League Championship Series.
Aside from Hillman, the Dodgers have also dismissed advance scout Wade Taylor and athletic trainer Sue Falsone in the past two days in the midst of organizational meetings.
After Hillman’s firing, the Dodgers will now focus on the future of Mattingly, who earlier told the team to either extend him a multiyear contract offer or to move on without him.