Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 11/3/13
Jim Leyland mentioned that it was time the Tigers get younger at the managerial spot and it certainly looks like they did. According to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal, the Tigers will hire former catcher Brad Ausmus as the new manager. Source: #Tigers to hire Ausmus as manager. First reported @AdamSpolane. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 3, 2013 Ausmus, who last caught in the Majors in 2010 with the Los Angeles Dodgers has long been a candidate to take over an MLB team since retiring from the league. Often referred to as one of the smartest players to play the game Ausmus who is 44-years of age currently serves as a special assistant to the GM of the San Diego Padres. One rival GM likes #Tigers’ choice of Ausmus, calling it a “turnkey” job, similar to what Matheny inherited with #STLCards. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 3, 2013 In addition to the Tigers, Ausmus also interviewed with the Mariners and Nationals. Having served two stints with the Tigers as a playe...
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