Report: Joe Torre in talks about job in MLB Commissioner’s Office
|01.08.11 at 10:53 am ET|
According to the New York Daily News, which cited sources familiar with the talks, Joe Torre is in talks with Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig about the possibility of becoming MLB executive vice president of operations. That position has a number of responsibilities, including oversight of the VP of on-field operations and rules, a position whose former occupant, Bob Watson, frequently was at odds with Red Sox manager Terry Francona over matters ranging from the dress code for managers to the enforcement of time of game regulations.
Whomever takes over the role of executive VP of operations would be responsible for hiring Watson’s successor. Watson resigned after the 2009 season due to health concerns.
Torre has already done some work with the Commissioner’s Office, having served on a special committee for on-field matters that included managers, GMs and owners.
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