At age 70, is Joe Torre done managing after stepping away from the Dodgers?

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Joe Torre announced that he’ll step down as Dodgers manager after the season, with Don Mattingly replacing him, but will the 70-year-old future Hall of Famer look to manage elsewhere?
Based on the early speculation, few people seem to think that’s likely.
Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com writes that Torre is “unlikely to manage in 2011,” noting that he’s “not really interested” and has a daughter starting high school. Of course, Rosenthal adds: “But if some team calls, who knows?”
The Mets could be the “some team” that calls, but Jon Heyman of SI.com speculates that Torre is “unlikely to get Mets managing job.” Andy Martino of the New York Daily News agrees, calling it “not at all” a fit because of age, the Mets’ shaky status as sure-fire contenders, and Torre’s likely asking price.
Torre is slated to reveal more about his future plans at a press conference tonight.

Dodgers activate Adrian Gonzalez

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The Dodgers have reinstated first baseman Adrian Gonzalez from the 60-day disabled list after his recovery from a herniated disc. To make room for him they have optioned Rob Segedin to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Gonzalez last played on June 11. Since then the Dodgers have gone an astounding 46-9, with shoe-in rookie of the year candidate Cody Bellinger handling first base duties and posting a .978 OPS. When Gonzalez went down he was hitting .255/.304/.339 and only one homer in 49 games.

It’ll be interesting to see what kind of playing time he gets going forward. The Dodgers, of course, have a comfortable lead in the NL West, so they could afford to allow Gonzalez to play a good bit to see if his bat sharpens up while simultaneously giving Bellinger, who has never played more than 137 games in a season, a bit of a breather. Beyond that, though, the Dodgers ain’t broke, so it’s hard to see why anyone would want to tinker with things.

Rays activate Kevin Kiermaier

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The Tampa Bay Rays have activated outfielder Kevin Kiermaier from the 60-day disabled list.

Kiermaier, who fractured his hip in early June, is batting leadoff and playing center field in tonight’s game against the Mariners. He was just 3-for-24 on his rehab assignment, but those aren’t usually predictive of anything. He was hitting .258/.329/.408 when he went down. Getting his bat — and, more importantly, his glove — back in the lineup will boost the struggling Rays in their quest for a playoff spot.