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Joe Torre declares himself retired from managing

December 7, 2010 | 10:34 am

Torre_400 Joe Torre used the “R” word, this time without adding any qualifiers.

“I’m retired,” he said.

In the wake of stepping down as the Dodgers’ manager in September, Torre wouldn’t quite declare himself retired from managing. He said he didn’t intend to manage again but didn’t want to go back on his word if an irresistible opportunity unexpectedly presented itself.

But Torre sounded far more certain of intentions on Tuesday, when he was one of four former managers honored at the winter meetings.

“I’m not going to manage again,” he said.

Torre said he isn’t sure about what he will do next year.

He remains in talks with Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti about a front-office position but said he is considering a return to broadcasting, something he did for six seasons with the Angels.

Torre’s Safe at Home Foundation will be hosting a celebrity golf tournament at the Wilshire Country Club on Jan. 24. For more information, click here.

-- Dylan Hernandez in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Photo: Joe Torre, left, Lou Piniella, Cito Gaston and John Schuerholz, who appeared for Bobby Cox, are joined by Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, obscured at center, at the winter meetings Tuesday. Roberto Gonzalez / Associated Press