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Darin Erstad withdraws name from consideration for Dodgers manager

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Nebraska head coach Darin Erstad watches his team play Illinois during a first-round NCAA Big Ten tournament college baseball game Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Minneapolis. Illinois won 3-2. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT


Darin Erstrad was named Friday among four finalists for the vacant managerial position with the Dodgers, but Dylan Hernandez and Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times are reporting that he has withdrawn his name consideration and will remain the head coach at the University of Nebraska.

Erstad, who played 14 seasons in the majors, has enjoyed great success with Nebraska over the past four years. When reached for comment on his decision, he simply wrote “I love the Huskers” via text message.

With Erstad out of the mix, that leaves Bud Black, Gabe Kapler, and Dave Roberts as the finalists. The Dodgers are expected to conduct second-round interviews next week.

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