About a week after saying Joe Torre wasn’t to blame for the St. Louis Cardinals’ troubles, general manager Walt Jocketty fired him as manager Friday.
The Cardinals replaced Torre with Mike Jorgensen, who has been the team’s director of player development since 1992.
Torre, 54, was in his fifth season with the Cardinals and had a record of 351-354.
Earlier, Jocketty had attributed the team’s problems to injuries.
The move came hours after the Cardinals traded first baseman and cleanup hitter Todd Zeile to the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Mike Morgan and two minor-leaguers. The Cardinals purchased Chris Sabo from Triple-A Louisville to play first base.