Tigers announce they will not extend Ausmus

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"Brad has done an admirable job under, at times, hard circumstances, especially this season, and we appreciate his professionalism and dedication to the Tigers the past four years".

Brad Ausmus will not be back in the Tiger's dugout next season.

While the General was announcing this move, he said that "we didn't win".

Avila said the roster needed changing and the team began trading players and decided the best thing would be to change the manager as well.

Following Friday's loss of 7-3 to Minnesota Ausmus is now 312-326 as the Detroit skipper. The club is clearly embarking on a lengthy rebuild of which Ausmus, who was brought in four years ago to lead a contending team, will not be a part. But then he also said that he understands the situation and if he had come up with a new contract to Ausmus he may not have considered it. "They need a new voice". Detroit is closing out an underwhelming season in 2017, holding a 62-91 record in the final month of the season.

Ausmus exercised his option and returned as well, but Detroit never mounted any challenge. Since the Tigers were first to announce their managerial change, Detroit will have a head start looking for Ausmus' replacement; though it is still uncertain which candidates will become the new Tigers manager. They made a bid for the second AL wild-card spot in 2016 but fell short by 2½ games. He was really the new guy trying to fit in. "It's not coming into a team that's just won three straight AL Central titles".

Avila said he'd be open-minded about any current Detroit coach interested in the job. Avila said the team would immediately start the search for Ausmus' replacement. "I think he's got the organization pointed in the right direction".



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