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Torre would limit rosters

Baseball has always expanded its rosters on Sept. 1. It is a chance to look at young players while giving some veterans a rest. Oddly, Dodgers manager Joe Torre doesn’t like the idea that permits teams to have as many as 40 players [which never happens].

Torre said he favors a cap on eligibility per game.  "It's very tough playing against those teams, especially in our league where part of it is you're trying to run your opposition out of players," Torre told  ``Basically, people get knocked out of the pennant race by people who have played Double-A ball and maybe four at-bats in the big leagues."

Isn't that part of the game's charm?

Torre’s team is 12 games out in the NL West and eight behind in the Wild Card race. Torre, 70, is deciding if he wants to return next season.  


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