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Could Bud Selig be Joe Torre's next boss?

January 12, 2011 |  6:29 pm

Joe Torre said he hopes to discuss a possible job in the commissioner's office with Bud Selig on Thursday.

"I'm not totally sure what the job is," Torre said Wednesday, on the first day of the baseball owners' meetings. "Hopefully, when I leave here, we'll be a little clearer."

Torre, 70, who retired from managing after three seasons with the Dodgers, said Selig had raised the possibility of a job with him several times over the last couple of years.

"He always said, 'If you've had enough of this managing stuff, give me a call,' " Torre said.

The two men have considered whether Torre might fill the vacancy of executive vice president for on-field operations, although it is uncertain whether Torre could oversee that department without working out of MLB headquarters in New York. Torre said he is not likely to move from Los Angeles.

"I don't plan on it," he said.

Torre said he has turned down broadcasting opportunities. He and Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti have left open the possibility of a front-office position, although Torre said he has not discussed a specific responsibility with Colletti.

However, Torre said, he wants to find a significant job rather than fill a figurehead position.

"The retirement stuff is basically from managing," he said.

-- Bill Shaikin in Scottsdale, Ariz.