NEW YORK (WVLT) -- Joe Torre's 12-year tenure as manager of the New York Yankees came to a close Thursday, as the skipper rejected a $5 million, one-year contract offer from the club.
Torre was one of the Yankees' most successful managers, reaching the postseason every season, winning four world series titles, and earning AL Manager of the Year honors twice (in '96 and '98).
However, the team had not won a world title since 2000, and had lost in the division series each of the past three seasons.
Current St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa and Yankees bench coach Don Mattingly, a team legend, are among the candidates speculated to replace Torre.
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