The Chirp: La Russa returning to baseball

10:01 AM, Feb 17, 2012   |    comments
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(The Cardinal Nation Show) -- It's been just over four months since his last club won it all in the 2011 World Series, but is reporting that retired St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is returning to baseball.

According to, La Russa will assume a non-official role as an assistant with the Detroit Tigers during spring training.

"Tony's going to be down for a couple weeks," Tigers manager Jim Leyland announced Thursday, according to the report. "He's going to work with Dave (Dombrowski) in the front office, and he's going over to Jupiter for a few days and then go out to Arizona for a few days. He will not be in uniform."

La Russa said shortly after retiring from the Cardinals that he would be interested in other positions around the league.

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