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Brad Ausmus | Catcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (48) / 4/14/1969
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Dartmouth
Drafted: 1987 / Rd. 47 (0) / NYY
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Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has joined the Angels as a special assistant to the GM.
Ausmus was let go by Detroit in September after the team went 64-98 in his fourth year at the helm. Ron Gardenhire took his place. Ausmus will work under general manager Billy Eppler in Anaheim. Nov 21 - 6:17 PM

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John Perrotto of FanRag Sports writes that former Marlins and Braves skipper Fredi Gonzalez "is considered the favorite" to become the Tigers' next manager.

Perrotto notes that Gonzalez has ties to general manager Al Avila dating back to 1992, which certainly would appear to be a point in his favor. He's also got plenty of managerial experience with 10 years in the dugout under his belt. Perrotto does also note that "there is sentiment in the organization" for Dodgers farm director Gabe Kapler. Kapler has been in the Dodgers' front office for three seasons and was a manager in the minors for one year back in 2007.
Oct 15 - 12:19 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Mets have reached out to Brad Ausmus about their managerial vacancy.

Heyman hears that the two sides have already had one conversation. Ausmus recently parted ways with the Tigers after four seasons as manager. It's worth noting that he's a Dartmouth grad, like Mets GM Sandy Alderson. The Mets are said to looking at a long list of candidates, including hitting coach Kevin Long, Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren, Astros bench coach Alex Cora, Athletics third base coach Chip Hale, former White Sox manager Robin Ventura, White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing, and Indians first base coach Sandy Alomar Jr. They appear to still be in the due diligence phase of their search.
Oct 9 - 8:59 AM

Rockies' bench coach Mike Redmond will interview for the Tigers' managerial opening next week.

Redmond has several ties to the Tigers' organization. He used to play for Jim Leyland in Miami, where he was also teammates with Tigers' star Miguel Cabrera. Current general manager Al Avila also worked in the Marlins' front office while Redmond was there. Joe McEwing and Fredi Gonzalez have already interviewed for the vacancy and Ron Gardenhire is expected to as well.
Source: The Athletic
Oct 7 - 9:47 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing interviewed for the Tigers' managerial opening on Thursday.

McEwing has been interviewed for multiple manager posts the last couple years and is expected to be a candidate for the Mets' job, as well. The Tigers have also interviewed former Marlins and Braves skipper Fredi Gonzalez.
Oct 6 - 12:33 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that former Marlins and Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has been linked "a lot" to the Tigers' managerial opening.

Heyman notes that the Tigers "have formed a nice long list of managerial candidates, leaving no stone unturned" as they look for a replacement for Brad Ausmus. However, it sounds like Gonzalez could be at the top of their wish list. Gonzalez has a record of 710-692 in 10 seasons with the Marlins and Braves.
Oct 2 - 8:16 PM

The Tigers will not offer manager Brad Ausmus a contract for next season.

General manager Al Avila announced the decision on Friday. It comes as no surprise, as Ausmus has seemingly been on the hot seat for a while now. The Tigers have gone 62-91 this season and will miss the postseason for the third straight year.
Sep 22 - 4:16 PM

Lloyd McClendon has been named the Tigers' new hitting coach.

Leon "Bull" Durham will be the club's new assistant hitting coach. McClendon, who is returning to the same job he had from 2007-13, is replacing Wally Joyner.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 05:11:00 PM

The Tigers announced Saturday that Wally Joyner will not return as the team's hitting coach next season.

Joyner, who has been the club's hitting coach for the past three seasons under manager Brad Ausmus, is pursuing other interests in baseball. The Tigers hit .267 as a team in 2016, the third mark in baseball, and they finished 11th in the majors with 750 runs scored.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 12:11:00 PM

Tigers exercised their 2017 option on the contract of manager Brad Ausmus.

This confirms a report by Chris McCosky of the Detroit News. The Tigers have missed the playoffs in back-to-back years, but they managed to hang around in the AL Wild Card race until the very last day this year and ultimately finished at 86-75. Ausmus expressed some frustration about his status after Sunday's game, but he'll be back for at least one more year. Ausmus owns a 250-234 record through three seasons as Detroit's skipper.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 01:20:00 PM

Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports the Tigers will exercise their option on manager Brad Ausmus.

Detroit remained in the American League Wild Card hunt all year despite multiple setbacks and frustrations, finishing with a record of 86-75. 2017 will be the fourth year at the helm for Ausmus, who carries a 250-234 managerial record through three his first three seasons on the job. There should be an official announcement by the end of this week.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 12:04:00 AM

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.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 12:26:00 PM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Dixon Machado
3B1Jeimer Candelario
LF1Mikie Mahtook
CF1JaCoby Jones
2Leonys Martin
RF1Nicholas Castellanos
DH1John Hicks
2Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Michael Fulmer
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Daniel Norris
4Matt Boyd
5Buck Farmer
6Chad Bell
7Artie Lewicki
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shane Greene
2Alex Wilson
3Joe Jimenez
4Warwick Saupold
5Daniel Stumpf
6Drew VerHagen
7Zac Reininger
8Blaine Hardy
9Jairo Labourt
10Victor Alcantara
11Mike Fiers
12Mark Montgomery