La Russa in talks to work for MLB

Tony La Russa says he’s talked to Commissioner Bud Selig about

working for Major League Baseball in some capacity.

La Russa, who retired as a manager after guiding the St. Louis

Cardinals to the World Series title last year, was visiting with

the Detroit Tigers at spring training Tuesday. La Russa is good

friends with Tigers manager Jim Leyland and has a longstanding

relationship with general manager Dave Dombrowski.

La Russa was vague when talking about what he might do for MLB

but said he would not be taking Joe Torre’s old job as executive

vice president of baseball operations.

He said he’d be working with Selig but he’s ”not sure how

official the commissioner wants to make it.”