Go West, Yankee: Torre Signs With Dodgers

LA reportedly offers $4M per season for three-year deal as manager
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2007 5:20 PM CDT
Joe Torre takes a question during a news conference at Yankee Stadium in New York, where it was announced that he will succeed Buck Showalter as manager of the New York Yankees, in this Nov. 2, 1995...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – After an expedited courtship period, the Los Angeles Dodgers have officially signed ex-Yankee Joe Torre as their manager for the next three years, replacing Grady Little, who stepped down Tuesday. While the details are yet to be disclosed, Torre is expected to haul in $4 million a season, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The annual salary is less than the one-year, $5 million offer from the Yankees Torre turned down, but it comes with certain perks New York denied him—including the right to hand pick coaches, and input on player personnel moves. "Having grown up in Brooklyn, I have a great understanding of the history of the Dodger organization and I am committed to bringing a world championship back to Los Angeles," Torre said.