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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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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. Oct 21 - 5:11 PM

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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.
Oct 8 - 12:11 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.
Oct 5 - 1:20 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.
Oct 5 - 12:04 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.
Apr 2 - 12:26 PM'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 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.
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 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

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