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Brad Ausmus | Catcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (46) / 4/14/1969
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Dartmouth
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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. Aug 4 - 4:12 PM

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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
Jun 27 - 3:07 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

Dodgers activated C Brad Ausmus from the 60-day disabled list.

The odds were against Ausmus when he underwent back surgery in April, but the 41-year-old catcher is back in the major leagues. That being said, it will be interesting to see how long the Dodgers will forge ahead with three catchers on their active roster.
Tue, Jul 20, 2010 07:49:00 PM

Brad Ausmus (back) is 6-for-12 (.500) over his first four minor league rehab games with High-A Inland Empire.

Ausmus will continue his rehab assignment this week, but he could be activated from the disabled list as soon as next week. The 41-year-old is currently working his way back from back surgery in April.
Thu, Jul 15, 2010 10:23:00 AM

Brad Ausmus (back) was 1-for-2 with a walk as the designated hitter in his first minor league rehab game with Class-A Inland on Wednesday.

Ausmus is expected to return to the 66ers' lineup on Thursday and is scheduled to catch three innings. The 41-year-old backstop underwent back surgery in April and is aiming to return from the disabled list later this month.
Thu, Jul 8, 2010 02:29:00 PM

Brad Ausmus (back) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment shortly after the All-Star break.

Ausmus has been taking swings without discomfort for a few weeks and began running the bases with ease several days ago. He has been on the disabled list since undergoing back surgery in April and is aiming for a late July return to the big leagues. Hopefully he can avoid setbacks along the way.
Sat, Jul 3, 2010 09:27:00 PM

Brad Ausmus (back) has begun taking swings without discomfort.

"My swing hasn't felt good for decades," Ausmus joked Sunday. "I feel a little soreness sometimes, but it feels pretty good." The catcher underwent surgery on his lower back in April and is hoping to return by late July. If all goes well, he should begin a rehab assignment in about two weeks.
Sun, Jun 27, 2010 09:03:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Tyler Collins
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Anibal Sanchez
3Alfredo Simon
4Buck Farmer
5Daniel Norris
6Matt Boyd
7Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Bruce Rondon
2Alex Wilson
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Neftali Feliz
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Drew VerHagen
8Joe Nathan
9Guido Knudson
10Jose Valdez