GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dave Roberts figured his contract extension with the Los Angeles Dodgers would happen sooner or later. A few other things just got in the way.
“What it means to put this uniform on every day, and really respecting the Dodger tradition and the people who came before me,” the manager said March 25 after agreeing to a three-year extension that takes him through the 2025 season.
Roberts’ contract was due to expire at the end of this season. Financial terms were not disclosed. Roberts, who took over for Don Mattingly beginning with the 2016 season, has won 62% of his games (542-329), the best record in baseball over the last six seasons.
In that span, the Dodgers have won five National League West titles, three NL pennants and the 2020 World Series.
Last season, Los Angeles was 106-56, matching the best full-length season of 2019, before losing to the eventual World Series champion Atlanta Braves in the NL Championship Series.
The 49-year-old Japanese American was born in Okinawa to a Japanese mother and American father.