Joe Torre Says He Has ‘No Aspirations’ to Replace Bud Selig as Major League Baseball Commissioner


Joe TorreLOS ANGELES — Joe Torre said Sunday that he hopes baseball’s expanded instant replay system will be ready next season. He also shut down speculation that next season could also usher in a time when he serves as the new commissioner of Major League Baseball.

Torre was asked Sunday if he’d be interested in replacing Bud Selig as the commissioner of baseball.

“If they had asked me to do something for the game, I certainly would listen, but I have no aspirations to be commissioner,” said Torre, who is 73. “I’ve got a significant job.”

The MLB executive vice president spoke about replay on Sunday before the Los Angeles Dodgers hosted the Atlanta Braves in Game 3 of their National League Division Series.

“We’re not totally ready yet. We’re getting closer and closer,” Torre said. “I’m pretty hopeful we’ll have it set for next year.”

Managers would be allowed one challenge over the first six innings of a game and two from the seventh inning until conclusion.

Balls and strikes would not be reviewable, and challenged calls would be settled at MLB headquarters in New York after replays are viewed.

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