Torre to Be Baseball’s Operations Vice President, SI.com Says

Torre to Be Baseball’s Operations Vice President
Joe Torre, former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, attends a news conference. Photographer: Bernardo De Niz/Bloomberg

Feb. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Joe Torre is expected to be hired as Major League Baseball’s vice president for operations after a 46-year career as a player and manager, SI.com reported.

The selection of Torre, who led the New York Yankees to four World Series championships and stepped down as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers at the end of last season, will be announced tomorrow, SI.com said, without saying where it got its information. Major League Baseball said in a release today that Commissioner Bud Selig will make a major announcement tomorrow regarding on-field matters.

Torre would oversee on-field operations that include umpires and on-field discipline, making him one of baseball’s top executives, the New York Daily News said in January, when Torre’s discussions with baseball officials first surfaced.

Torre, 70, was a 17-year major leaguer and a nine-time All-Star. He managed for 29 seasons, becoming the fifth winningest in major league history with a 2,326-1,997 record, and led the Yankees to World Series titles in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000.

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