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Dodgers extend contract for general manager Colletti

</head> <body> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a long-term contract extension for general manager Ned Colletti, the team said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Colletti was hired by the Dodgers in November 2005 after serving as vice president and assistant general manager of the San Francisco Giants for nine seasons.</p> <p>"One of our core promises to our fans is championship caliber baseball, year-in and year-out," Dodger owner Frank McCourt said in a statement. "Ned has been instrumental in our going a long way toward fulfilling that promise.</p> <p>"The stability and continuity that extending his contract provides will further help us achieve the goal of being a consistent winner."</p> <p>Under Colletti's management, the Dodgers have reached the postseason three times in four seasons.</p> <p>They ended the 2009 regular season (95-67) with the National League's best record for the first time since 1983 and swept the NL Division Series for the second consecutive year.</p> <p>"I'm very proud of what our baseball operations staff has accomplished over the last four years and I'm grateful for the support of the fans who have truly made me feel at home," Colletti said.</p> <p>"I'm hopeful that we can bring them the championship they deserve in the very near future."</p> <p>The Dodgers trail the champion Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 in the National League Championship Series. 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