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Jim Leyland | Catcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (73) / 12/15/1944
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Brad Ausmus will be named the next Tigers manager, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
Ausmus has been a hot name on the managerial front this offseason, also receiving a look from the Cubs and Mariners. The 44-year-old has no managerial experience at the major league level but has served as a special assistant to the general manager with the Padres in recent years and is widely-regarded as an intelligent baseball man. He served as Team Israel's manager in the most recent World Baseball Classic. Sat, Nov 2, 2013 11:41:00 PM

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The Tigers are expected to interview Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo for their vacant managerial position.

The Tigers, Cubs and possibly the Mariners were waiting for the Red Sox' playoff run to end before seeking permission to interview Lovullo. Tom Gage of the Detroit News expects Lovullo's interview with the Tigers to take place on Friday. The club has already talked to Padres bench coach Rick Renteria, Padres executive Brad Ausmus, Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon, and Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 09:45:00 AM

David Kaplan of reports that the Tigers will interview Padres bench coach Rick Renteria for their vacant managerial position.

Renteria is the fourth known candidate for the job, joining Padres executive Brad Ausmus, Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon, and Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach. He is also a candidate for the Cubs' manager job.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 05:00:00 PM's Jason Beck reports that Brad Ausmus interviewed Monday for the Tigers' managerial opening.

Ausmus is the third candidate to interview, following Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon and Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach. Ausmus has been working for the Padres as a special assistant to the general manager. Jim Leyland officially stepped down last week after a highly-successful eight-year run as Detroit's skipper.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 03:53:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Tigers plan to interview Padres executive assistant Brad Ausmus and Padres bench coach Rick Renteria to fill their managerial vacancy.

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski has already interviewed bench coach Lloyd McClendon and Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach for the open position. Dombrowski has a history of acting swiftly in these situations, so expect the Tigers to wrap up their search and tab a new manager within the next week or so.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 11:02:00 PM

Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach interviewed for the Tigers managerial vacancy on Friday.

Wallach came away from the meeting thinking everything went well, and Jonah Keri of ESPN reported earlier in the day that talks between Wallach and the Tigers were escalating. The Tigers have already interviewed bench coach Lloyd McClendon for the position, and will likely entertain several other interested suitors before making a decision.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 12:26:00 AM

According to Jonah Keri of ESPN, talks with Tim Wallach are escalating as the Tigers continue their search for a new manager.

The 56-year-old Wallach already has familiarity with Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski, having played for the Expos while Dombrowski held the same role in Montreal. He served two seasons as the manager of the the Dodgers Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque in 2009 and 2010, earning Pacific Coast League manager of the year honors in his first season. He has been the Dodgers third base coach for each of the past three seasons.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:16:00 PM

Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux said he would "absolutely" be interested in the Tigers' managerial vacancy.

Maddux has yet to be contacted by the Tigers, but it sounds like he'd interview if given a call. "I'd absolutely be interested," Maddux told "I'd be flattered." Maddux has interviewed for managerial openings with the Cubs and Red Sox in the past but withdrew his name in order to stay in Texas near his daughters. He's been the Rangers' pitching coach since 2009.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 11:22:00 AM

Lloyd McClendon had an official interview Thursday morning for the Tigers' opening at manager.

"I thought it went very well," said McClendon, who is currently the Tigers' hitting coach. "Let's just wait and see." Jim Leyland stepped down earlier this week after an eight-year stint with Detroit. There are several great baseball men in consideration to replace him.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 02:13:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach could be a candidate for the Tigers' managerial opening.

Wallach has some history with Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski, having played for the Expos when Dombrowski was the GM there. He has managed at the Triple-A level and has been the Dodgers' third base coach since 2010.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 11:32:00 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Jim Leyland is stepping down from his role as Tigers manager.

Leyland, 68, informed the club of his decision this weekend following the conclusion of the ALCS. There will be a news conference to make it all official on Monday at 11:30 a.m. ET. Leyland registered an outstanding 700-597 managerial record in his eight years with Detroit and took the Tigers to the World Series twice (2006, 2012).
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 09:51:00 AM

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