LOS ANGELES (AP) - Joe Torre may have a new job lined up with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Soon after Grady Little resigned as Dodgers manager on Tuesday, one report said Torre and the team had already reached a deal that would give the former New York skipper another gig only weeks after he parted ways with the Yankees.
The New York Post reported on its Web site Tuesday night that Torre had agreed in principle to a $14.5 million, three-year contract with the Dodgers, but a baseball official with knowledge of the search said no deal was imminent. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the job was still open.
Torre's agent, Maury Gostfrand, declined comment.
Torre and his former bench coach, Don Mattingly, have discussed the possibility of joining the Dodgers together, according to a person with knowledge of those talks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the manager's position in Los Angeles was vacant.
"We haven't hired anybody," Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said on a conference call. "We're talking to some people, that's all I'm going to tell you. We'll talk about where we go from here at a later date."
Still, it seems a job once held by Hall of Famers Walter Alston and Tom Lasorda will soon be filled by another big winner: Torre.