Leyland To Dodgers: No Thanks!


Former Florida Marlins manager Jim Leyland says the Los Angeles Dodgers manager's job is "not a match," according to a published report Saturday.

The Dodgers had added Leyland to a list of potential candidates as they awaited permission to speak with Felipe Alou of the Montreal Expos.

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  • But Leyland apparently is not interested.

    He told the Rocky Mountain News he had spoken Friday with Dodgers general manager Kevin Malone.

    "We both decided that there is not a match," Leyland said.

    Messages left for Dodgers comment were not immediately returned Saturday.

    Leyland quit as Florida Marlins manager on Thursday and is Colorado's No. 1 choice to replace Don Baylor, who was fired. Leyland has spoken with the Rockies, but has not announced where he would like to be next year.

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