Former Dodgers (and Yankees, and Cardinals, and Braves, and Mets) manager Joe Torre has apparently found something to do with his time now that his managerial career has ended. Reports have surfaced from several sources today that Torre is going to be named an Executive Vice President, Baseball Opertations of MLB on Saturday. Torre will oversee on field activity, reports Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated.â†µ
The announcement will be made at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, as MLB commissioner Bud Selig will be in town for the opening game of that new facility, between the Rockies and Diamondbacks, its new tenants. What is interesting is that, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Torre will work out of New York rather than in Los Angeles. In his final days as manager of the Dodgers last season, Torre spoke of his desire to remain in Los Angeles, as he and his family enjoyed their time there.â†µ
Then again, Torre is notorious for keeping his options open. While he likely won't manage again, Torre doesn't like to reveal any details of his plans unless he absolutely has to, often saying that he never likes to say never. There was some thought that Torre might take a front office position with the Dodgers, working with GM Ned Colletti, but that never came to fruition.â†µ
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