Yankees Rumors & News
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torrela.jpgUn-be-lievable. No official confirmation on this, but no reason to doubt it. Peter Abraham of the Journal News is reporting that the the Los Angeles Dodgers are set to fire/ buy-out incumbent manager Grady Little and replace the former Sox skipper with former Yanks skipper Joe Torre.

Just this morning, George King of the Post reported that there was a possibility that Dodger’s owner Frank McCourt could pursue Torre, as well as much of his coaching staff, however, I don’t think anyone expected the scenario to develop so swiftly.

Via Abraham:

Torre, 67, could be named manager in the next 24 hours according to two sources close to the situation. Don Mattingly is expected to accompany Torre to Los Angeles as his bench coach.

Torre is also interested in hiring Kevin Long, his hitting coach with the Yankees. But the Yankees are hoping to retain Long as a coach under soon-to-be-named new manager Joe Girardi.

The Dodgers were 82-80 this season under Little and were beset by clubhouse unrest. Owner Frank McCourt, a Boston native, decided Torre is best suited to quell that situation. It is expected that Torre will receive at least a three-year contract.

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