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Brad Ausmus | Catcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (47) / 4/14/1969
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Dartmouth
Drafted: 1987 / Rd. 47 (0) / NYY
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Saturday's Grapefruit League finale between the Tigers and Braves was cancelled due to rain.
The two clubs will wrap up their spring season and head north a day earlier than anticipated. The Tigers open up the regular season on Tuesday in Miami while the Braves will host the Nationals on Monday. Apr 2 - 12:26 PM

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MLB.com's Jason Beck reports that the Tigers have hired Rich Dubee as pitching coach.

Jeff Jones retired from that post at the end of the regular season. Dubee spent the last couple of seasons serving as the Braves' minor league pitching coordinator, but he's most famous for his long, successful run as the Phillies' pitching coach from 2005-2013. Dubee was also the Marlins' pitching coach from 1998 to 2001. He brings loads of experience to Detroit.
Source: MLBlogs
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 10:37:00 AM

Chris Iott of MLive.com reports that the Tigers are getting close to a decision on their new pitching coach.

The Tigers are currently looking for a replacement for Jeff Jones, who announced his retirement earlier this month. Tigers minor league pitching coordinator A.J. Sager and former Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty are on a short list of about a "half-dozen finalists" for the position.
Source: MLive.com
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 10:33:00 AM

Tigers general manager Al Avila said Friday that a decision on Brad Ausmus' status will be made after the season.

Bernie Smilovitz of WDIV Detroit reported Thursday that Ausmus would be fired after the season. It seems likely that the report will wind up being true, but, at least officially, the Tigers are saying no decision has been made at this point. The Tigers sit at a disappointing 64-76 this season under Ausmus.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 12:44:00 PM

Bernie Smilovitz of WDIV Detroit reports that Brad Ausmus will be relieved of his duties as the Tigers manager upon conclusion of the 2015 season.

The report has yet to be confirmed elsewhere, but Smilovitz hears from sources within the organization that owner Mike Ilitch desperately wants to bring a championship to Detroit and he doesn't believe that Ausmus is the manager to get the job done. Ausmus, in the second year of a three-year deal, led the Tigers to a division title in his first season, but they now sit in the cellar of the American League Central this season with a 64-76 record. Ron Gardenhire has been mentioned as one possible candidate to replace Ausmus.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 12:21:00 AM

Tigers owner Mike Ilitch has fired general manager Dave Dombrowski.

Al Avila is taking over as the club's new GM and executive vice president of baseball operations. "I've decided to release Dave from his contract in order to afford him the time to pursue other career opportunities," Ilitch wrote in a statement to the media. "I feel this is the right time for the Tigers to move forward under new leadership." Detroit is in the midst of a highly disappointing 2015 season and became sudden sellers at last week's trade deadline, but the firing is still a shock. Dombrowski had an incredible run of regular-season success with the Tigers, winning four straight AL Central titles between 2011-2014.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 04:12:00 PM

Saturday's game between the Tigers and White Sox has been postponed due to rain.

No makeup date has been announced. Each team will utilize the off day to skip their respective starting pitchers, Kyle Ryan and John Danks.
Source: FOX Sports
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 03:07:00 PM

Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that Mick Billmeyer has been named the Tigers bullpen coach.

Billmeyer had been a coach in the Phillies organization for the past 10 seasons, serving as the bullpen coach and catching instructor since 2008. The 49-year-old was dismissed after the 2013 season.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 05:53:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Wally Joyner will be named as the Tigers hitting coach.

It was reported earlier in the afternoon by Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly that Joyner was leaving the Phillies organization where he served as an assistant hitting coach in 2013. Joyner is a former teammate of Tigers skipper Brad Ausmus.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 05:33:00 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has retained pitching coach Jeff Jones for the 2014 season.

Jones has worked as a coach for the Tigers since 2006, serving as the pitching coach the past three seasons. The Tigers also added Dave Clark as their third base coach and outfield instructor. Clark had spent the previous five seasons as a coach with the Astros.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 09:30:00 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced during Sunday's press conference that he'll retain bench coach Gene Lamont for the 2014 season.

Ausmus was quick to note his familiarity with Lamont, and indicated that he would've been his top choice as bench coach regardless of where he was. Lamont's experience and familiarity with the club should help to quell any concerns about Ausmus' lack of managerial experience. He also indicated the the team is in the process of evaluating potential pitching coaches, with incumbent Jeff Jones fully in the mix.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 04:40:00 PM

Brad Ausmus was officially announced as the Tigers new manager at a press conference on Sunday.

Ausmus receives a three-year deal, plus a club option for a fourth season. Financial details of the contract were not disclosed. He becomes the 37th manager in the history of the Detroit Tigers. While the 44-year-old former catcher has no professional managerial experience, he's widely respected around baseball and garnered serious attention from several teams this offseason, also interviewing for the Cubs and Mariners managerial vacancies. He inherits a Tigers team that has won three consecutive division titles, and should be among the favorites to win the American League pennant in 2014.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 04:32:00 PM

Brad Ausmus announced his retirement after the Dodgers' last game of the 2010 season.

Ausmus has struggled to stay healthy the last couple of years and didn't amass even 200 plate appearances over those last two seasons combined, so it was probably time for the 41-year-old to hang 'em up. He finishes with a .251/.325/.343 line that does a good job approximating his offensive value, but it was his work behind the plate that afforded him a 17-year career.
Sun, Oct 3, 2010 06:56:00 PM

Brad Ausmus, who is set to retire after 2010, will start behind the plate in the Dodgers' season finale on Sunday.

As he should. This season hasn't worked out quite as the 41-year-old Ausmus would have hoped, as he has been limited to just 20 games after undergoing back surgery in April.
Tue, Sep 28, 2010 06:53:00 PM

Brad Ausmus said Saturday that he will retire at the end of the season.

This year is it,'' Ausmus said plainly. The 41-year-old backup catcher has spent most of the year rehabbing a back injury and is just 2-for-8 with a double and an RBI in the two games in which he has been able to participate. He currently stands as a .252/.325/.345 career hitter over 17 seasons.
Sun, Jul 25, 2010 12:36:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Erick Aybar
3Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
2Casey McGehee
LF1Justin Upton
2Tyler Collins
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Alex Presley
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Michael Fulmer
4Mike Pelfrey
5Matt Boyd
6Daniel Norris
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Mark Lowe
3Justin Wilson
4Alex Wilson
5Shane Greene
6Drew VerHagen
7Anibal Sanchez
8Bruce Rondon
9Kyle Ryan