Report: Joe Torre, Bud Selig talking

Updated: January 8, 2011, 9:01 PM ET
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Recently retired Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre might not be unemployed for long. He is talking to baseball commissioner Bud Selig about a potential job with Major League Baseball, according to a New York Daily News report Saturday.

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Torre left the Dodgers after the 2010 season and, according to the report, he and Selig have been discussing the possibility of Torre stepping into the MLB executive vice president of operations post vacated by Sandy Alderson, who was hired by the New York Mets as general manager.

Selig is thought to also be considering other options but wants an accomplished baseball veteran for the position, according to the report.

Torre, 70, fits the bill in that regard, having played for 17 years in the majors for the Braves, Cardinals and Mets before a managing career that included stints with those three teams, in addition to a stellar 12-year run with the Yankees and the past three seasons in Los Angeles.

Torre isn't suffering from a dearth of job options, but he's in no rush to make a decision.

"I have been putting it off every month," Torre said about his job future in early December at the winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. "I have been saying, 'I'll do it after this, that or the other thing.' As it turns out, I'm going to wait until after the first of the year and see what happens. ... I have had some inquiries about broadcasting, which certainly is tempting because I did it for six years and I enjoyed it."

Torre also hasn't ruled out the possibility of returning to the Dodgers in some type of front-office capacity, an option he and Dodgers GM Ned Colletti have discussed.

"I thank Ned for just allowing me to take some time and for making a place for me if that is what I decide to do," Torre said in early December.

ESPNLosAngeles.com's Tony Jackson contributed to this report.

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