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Dodgers Ownership: Joe Torre Resigns From MLB To Join Potential Buyers

Joe Torre has resigned from his post as Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations with MLB to pursue opportunities involving the purchase of the Los Angeles Dodgers, per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Heyman also noted that Torre is a part of the group which is headed by Rick Caruso. The Dodgers are currently accepting opening bids from prospective ownership groups until January 23rd, according to Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times.

Torre had been appointed to the Baseball Operations job back in February of 2011, and received a lot of bad publicity for being the public face for the decision to deny the Mets to wear NYPD and NYFD hats on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. In the meantime, his job will be filled by Joe Garagiola Jr, Kim Ng, and Peter Woodfork, according to Jerry Crasnick.

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