The Dodgers dismissed Don Mattingly's bench coach Trey Hillman and advance scout Wade Taylor on Tuesday.

Hillman was told in a 30-minute meeting by general manager Ned Colletti. The Dodgers have not announced the moves.

"It wasn't easy for him" said Hillman. "He was very professional. I'm disappointed. I appreciated the opportunity to coach for this organization for three years. I loved the environment and loved working for Donnie. I wish the organization many years of success. It's a great organization and I was blessed to be part of it."

Hillman said he dropped Mattingly off at the airport before his meeting with Colletti and Mattingly "didn't know what the meeting was about."

Mattingly's status is likely to remain unresolved until after the World Series according to a baseball source while the remainder of the coaching staff could be settled within the next few days.

Removing Hillman could be a sign of a compromise between ownership which has reportedly been unhappy with Mattingly's game management and Mattingly who indicated he would return as manager only with assurances from the club that he was wanted.

The 2014 club option on Mattingly vested when the Dodgers reached the National League Championship Series. Mattingly said on Monday that his entire coaching staff would return if he had his way.