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Still no decision on Joe Torre's possible future with Dodgers

November 5, 2010 |  2:00 pm

As his time as manager of the Dodgers wound down, Joe Torre said he planned to meet with club officials a couple weeks after the end of the season to determine whether he wanted to continue with the team in another capacity.

Over five weeks after the season ended, there's still nothing on the Torre front.

Torre is apparently still weighing his options. He's expected to have network-commentator offers … and he did not 100% rule out the possibility of managing again. His name, however, has not surfaced in any managerial rumors.

Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti said he's spoken with Torre several times since the season ended, but a decision on the former manager's future does not appear imminent.

"I've talked to Joe a couple of times," Colletti said. "Sometimes we talk without getting into business matters. I'm not in a hurry, and I don't think he is either."

Torre said he would only return to the club if he felt he could make a significant contribution. Whether that's in some type of assistant general manager role has never been defined.

"He has to look at what he wants, what we want done and how much he wants to do it," Colletti said.

Torre, 70, was scheduled to make an appearance at the Arizona Fall League to check in on new Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly, but he had a scheduling conflict -- he was invited to the White House for a function on domestic violence.

-- Steve Dilbeck