Joe Torre
  • United States' Eric Hosmer (35) is safe at first base as Dominican Republic first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is unable to hold on to the ball during the sixth inning of a second-round game of the World Baseball Classic in Miami, Thursday, March 14, 2013. Jose Reyes was charged with a throwing error.

    The Dominican Republic topped the United States 3-1 Thursday night to earn a berth in the final round of the World Baseball Classic.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 15, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT
  • SURPRISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 25: Infielder Eric Hosmer #35 (R) of the Kansas City Royals stands in the dugout with teammates before taking the field for the spring training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Surprise Stadium on February 25, 2013 in Surprise, Arizona.

    Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer will replace the injured Mark Teixeira on the United States team at the World Baseball Classic.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 06, 2013, 11:06 AM EST
  • NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 13: Major League Baseball Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Joe Torre looks on prior to the New York Yankees hosting the Detroit Tigers during Game One of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 13, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York.

    Rather than stock his entire roster with high-profile stars, Torre's got a basic starting nine with utility players, three catchers and 15 pitchers filling out the 28-man group.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 05, 2013, 11:08 AM EST
  • Team USA has big plans to reach World Baseball Classic championship after missing two before

    Joe Torre is returning to the top step of the dugout to manage the Americans, who have yet to even reach the championship game of this hugely popular international event.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 28, 2013, 4:34 PM EST