Brad Ausmus to be named Tigers manager


The Detroit Tigers will hire Brad Ausmus as their next general manager.

Ausmus, 44, has no managing experience but had been courted by both the Cubs and Mariners this offseason. Since retiring from baseball, Ausmus had been serving as a special assistant to the general manager in San Diego.

During his playing career Ausmus spent the 1999 and 2000 season with the Tigers.

In his 18 year career Ausmus compiled a .251/.325/.344 line with 80 home runs and 607 RBI.

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