Dave Roberts has been the Dodgers manager for three seasons.
The Dodgers picked up the 2019 contract option of manager Dave Roberts, Andy McCullough of the L.A. Times reports. Team president Andrew Friedman told the paper that extension talks with Roberts have been "put to the side."
It was reported by multiple outlets that the Dodgers were working on lengthening Roberts's contract, with Fancred's Jon Heyman believing the deal was expected to be four years in length. Instead, with Wednesday being the deadline for Roberts and the Dodgers to decide on the manager's 2019 option, the team simply picked it up.
Roberts has been with Los Angeles since 2016 when the team gave him his first shot at being a manager outside of one game he managed for the Padres in 2015.
In his three seasons with the Dodgers, he has a 287-200 record and has guided the team to two straight National League pennants. The team has also won at least 91 games and the NL West in each of those years.
The Dodgers have a club option for Roberts for 2019 and the team has until Wednesday to decide if it will pick it up.
Last week, Los Angeles agreed to a three-year, $93 million deal with 2014 NL MVP Clayton Kershaw.