Tony La Russa could join Dodgers if Steven Cohen buys team
Tony La Russa could play a major role in revitalizing the Dodgers if Steven Cohen buys the team.
La Russa met with Cohen last weekend in Arizona, according to two people familiar with the sale process but not authorized to comment. The two men discussed how La Russa might fit with the Dodgers, the people said, but no agreement was reached and La Russa has made no commitment.
Cohen, the hedge-fund billionaire, has aligned with longtime agent Arn Tellem. If Cohen wins the Dodgers, he is expected to appoint Tellem as team president.
La Russa, who retired after managing the St. Louis Cardinalsto the World Series championship last fall, could consider overseeing the Dodgers’ baseball operations, much as former manager Joe Torre could have done had his bid with Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso been successful.
La Russa, 67, won the World Series twice with the Cardinals and once with the Oakland Athletics. His 2,728 wins rank third in major league history, trailing Hall of Famers Connie Mack and John McGraw.
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