Torre enters Dodger ownership fray

January, 4, 2012
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Once a Dodger (no matter how late), always a Dodger?

Joe Torre has resigned as MLB executive vice president of baseball operations to join a group pursuing ownership of the Dodgers. ESPNLosAngeles has more.

The group Torre is joining was not immediately named, though Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweeted that it was one led by real estate developer Rick Caruso. (Update: Torre and Caruso subsequently confirmed in a joint statement, and Bill Shaikin of the Times tweeted that the banker is Byron Trott of BDT Capital in Chicago, "called by Warren Buffett 'the only banker he trusts.'")

Former Dodger executive Kim Ng will be part of a trio splitting Torre's MLB duties on an interim basis. If Torre's group prevails in acquiring the Dodgers, it's natural to wonder if Ng would be the team's next general manager.

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