Friday, March 23, 2012

Joe Torre returns to MLB as Baseball Operations E VP

Joe Torre is back at MLB as Baseball Operations Executive Vice President, the position he held throughout 2011 until resigning January 4 in order to pursue ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers, which Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig had mandated be sold by April 30, 2012.

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After Torre's investment group dropped out of the bidding process for the iconic franchise, Selig offered Torre his old job back: As Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations, Torre oversaw on-field activities, including MLB operations, on-field discipline and umpiring. Torre will once again return to the chief disciplinarian role, serving as primary liason to GMs and field managers throughout the league.

Prior to accepting the position in advance of the 2011 season, Torre had retired as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers after spending the bulk of his managerial career in New York with the Yankees. Prior to coaching, Torre was a player.

News: Torre rejoins Major League Baseball as EVP, Baseball Operations


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