Agent refutes report that Mattingly not ready to manage

Updated: October 16, 2007, 4:55 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Don Mattingly's agent refuted a report Tuesday that said he was uncomfortable replacing Joe Torre as the Yankees' manager.

The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., citing a friend of the Yankees bench coach, reported that Mattingly had informed the Yankees that he's not ready to manage and is uncomfortable with replacing Torre as manager.

"Basically, there is no truth to it. It was completely fabricated," Agent Ray Schulte told 1050 ESPN Radio's Andrew Marchand. Schulte first made his ...

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