Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is set to re-join Major League Baseball as a special advisor to the league office. La Russa retired from baseball after the Cardnials claimed the 2011 World Series Championship, and left with the third-most regular season victories ever for an MLB manager (2,728) and the most wins in Cardinals' franchise history. The deal has yet to be officially announced, but La Russa will make approximately $2.5 million annually to work as a consultant to Commissioner Bud Selig, according to reports from ESPN's Buster Olney and CBS's Jon Heyman.
Here are the exact tweets sent out by Olney and Heyman regarding La Russa's pending deal:
la russa will work for MLB as consultant, as espn said. will work on projects for selig and not report to ny office daily— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) March 30, 2012
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