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Grand Rapids Press Sep 21, 2017
Daniel Norris moving back into Tigers rotation, will start Friday

Daniel Norris moving back into Tigers rotation, will start Friday

Barring any further changes, the Tigers rotation is now set for the rest of the year. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers left-hander Daniel Norris will make his first big-league start since July 5 on Friday night against the Minnesota Twins. Manager Brad Ausmus made the announcement after Thursday's game. Norris has been in the bullpen since returning from a dismal rehab assignment at Triple-A Toledo in which he walked 12 batters in 8 1/3 innings over his last three starts.  Jordan Zimmermann returned to the rotation Thursday for the first time since getting an...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 22, 2017
Tigers owner Chris Ilitch endorses Al Avila's plan for rebuilding

Tigers owner Chris Ilitch endorses Al Avila's plan for rebuilding

Ilitch said he believes the Tigers are on a path to sustained success. DETROIT -- Chris Ilitch sat next to Brad Ausmus in the center of the Detroit Tigers 2017 team photo on Friday afternoon. A few moments later, it was revealed publicly what everyone in the photo already knew: Ausmus would not return for a fifth season as manager in 2018. Ilitch, the controlling owner of the Tigers who serves as president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings, directed any questions about Ausmus to general manager Al Avila. But he did give a very strong vote of confidence in Avila's...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 22, 2017
Tigers promise 'extensive' search for new manager to replace Brad Ausmus

Tigers promise 'extensive' search for new manager to replace Brad Ausmus

Well have a good list of names that well whittle down little by little. So it will be a extensive search and it will take some time, said general manager Al Avila. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers' search for a new manager to replace Brad Aumsus won't be a quick one, general manager Al Avila said Friday. Avila promised a broad search that would include deep vetting of a long list of candidates. "We're going to do a lot of thorough background work and we'll have a good list of names that we'll whittle down little by little. So it will be a extensive search and it...
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Tigers' Miguel Cabrera has 2 herniated disks; treatment plan undetermined

Tigers' Miguel Cabrera has 2 herniated disks; treatment plan undetermined

Cabrera asked to accompany the team on its final road trip of the season and could serve as designated hitter. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has two herniated disks in his back but might still play again this season, manager Brad Ausmus said.  Cabrera underwent an MRI on Sunday after leaving Saturday's game in the first inning with lower back pain. Ausmus said the MRI showed two herniated disks in Cabrera's vertebrae, which the Mayo Clinic says can cause pain by irritating or inflaming the spinal nerve root.  Ausmus said Cabrera's...
Larry Brown Sports Sep 22, 2017

Tigers will not retain manager Brad Ausmus

The Detroit Tigers confirmed Friday that they will not bring back manager Brad Ausmus for 2018. In a statement, the Tigers said that the search for a new manager has already commenced, and with Ausmus’s contract up at the end of the season, the team will simply not extend his deal. The Detroit Tigers announced...Read More
Brad Ausmus out as manager of Detroit Tigers after season

Brad Ausmus out as manager of Detroit Tigers after season

The rebuilding Detroit Tigers will start fresh next season with a new manager.
Grand Rapids Press Sep 22, 2017
Brad Ausmus out as Detroit Tigers manager at end of season

Brad Ausmus out as Detroit Tigers manager at end of season

The former Tigers catcher has a 312-325 record going into tonights game. DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus will not manage the Detroit Tigers next year. General Manager Al Avila announced Friday that the team told Ausmus on Thursday that his contract would not be extended. Ausmus, in his fourth year at the helm, will coach through the end of the season. The former Tigers catcher took a 250-234 overall record into 2017, but this season has been a major disappointment. The Tigers brought a 62-91 record -- second-worst in the American League -- into Friday night's game...
Bless You Boys Sep 22, 2017
Tigers will not renew manager Brad Ausmus’ contract after 2017

Tigers will not renew manager Brad Ausmus’ contract after 2017

Not a firing, but a see ya The Tigers will announce today that manager Brad Ausmus’ contract will not be renewed after this season. The news comes amid a disastrous September that saw the Tigers win only four of the 21 games they have played, securing the team’s worst record since 2003. “As we transition the ballclub in a new direction, I feel it’s best we have a new approach and a fresh start with the manager position,” GM Al Avila said in a press release. “Brad has done an admirable job under, at times, difficult circumstances, especially this season, and we appreciate his...
Bless You Boys Sep 22, 2017
Brad Ausmus comments on his dismissal

Brad Ausmus comments on his dismissal

The Tigers manager spoke after the announcement that he would not return in 2018. The Detroit Tigers made an expected move at an unexpected time on Friday. After calling in local media, and comments from owner Chris Ilitch to the effect that he was committed to owning the Tigers long-term, General Manager Al Avila announced that the organization would not offer manager Brad Ausmus a new contract. The announcement was unusual in that there is still over a week left in the season. More unusual was the fact that Ausmus will manage out the season. But in his comments afterwards, Ausmus made it...
Bless You Boys Sep 21, 2017
Detroit Tigers News: Time is running out on Brad Ausmus

Detroit Tigers News: Time is running out on Brad Ausmus

The season, and Brad Ausmus time in Detroit, are winding down. Bye Bye Brad We wrote about the likelihood that Brad Ausmus would not be extended as the Tigers’ manager yesterday. Lynn Henning of the Detroit News also weighed in with some of the verbal cues the Tigers’ manager has been sending that his time in Detroit is coming to an end. It’s not a lock yet perhaps, but it sure feels like a parting is in the air. Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, as well as Yahoo Sports all weighed in on Ausmus presumed firing yesterday. We’ve seen a tide of media come in on firing Ausmus before, and...
Bless You Boys Sep 22, 2017
Twins 7, Tigers 2: Dead Man Walkin’

Twins 7, Tigers 2: Dead Man Walkin’

Brad Ausmus won’t be back as manager, and yet the Tigers still played. The big story of the day, of course, is the news that the Tigers aren’t going to renew Brad Ausmus’ managerial contract for next season. Could the lame-duck manager guide his team to victory on a sultry Friday September night, where the game-time temperature was 86 F (30 C)? Nope. Daniel Norris, bless his heart, he tried. The Twins got to him for three runs in the fourth, and he couldn’t make it out of the fifth. Some at Bless You Boys think that he’s far too amped-up on the mound, which would explain his...
Lookout Landing Sep 23, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 9/23/17: Braden Bishop, Cody Bellinger, and Carlos Beltran

Mariners Moose Tracks, 9/23/17: Braden Bishop, Cody Bellinger, and Carlos Beltran

Love to links. The Mariners won last night, breaking a six game losing skid. Progress is progress. Enjoy these links while preparing for what could be another win this afternoon. In Mariners News... Baseball Census named Braden Bishop as their MiLB Player of the Year. Take a look at notes from every American League team, including the Mariners. Around the League... The Tigers and Brad Ausmus have parted ways. The Detroit Tigers announced today that the contract of manager Brad Ausmus will not be extended beyond the 2017 season. pic.twitter.com/DBA36jlUZl— Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR)...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 22, 2017
Brad Ausmus says time is right for change: 'This team needs a new voice'

Brad Ausmus says time is right for change: 'This team needs a new voice'

I told (Avila) even if he had walked in and offered me a contract, I probably wasnt going to come back, Ausmus said Friday. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila walked into Brad Ausmus' office this week prepared for a difficult task. But Ausmus ensured that while the conversation may have been emotional, the parting was amicable. "I told him even if he had walked in and offered me a contract, I probably wasn't going to come back," Ausmus said Friday. "I think this team and this organization is starting over and needs a new voice. Sometimes you've...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 22, 2017
Brad Ausmus proud to have been a Tiger: 'I walk away with that pride intact'

Brad Ausmus proud to have been a Tiger: 'I walk away with that pride intact'

Its the end of me being in the dugout here, but it also could be a new beginning for me, Ausmus said Friday after the team announced that it would not renew his contract for 2018. DETROIT -- Next spring when the Detroit Tigers are preparing the 2018 season, Brad Ausmus might be at his home in San Diego, Calif. After surfing in the morning, he could head over to watch his daughter's game in the afternoon. "It's the end of me being in the dugout here, but it also could be a new beginning for me," Ausmus said Friday after the team announced that it would not renew...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 23, 2017
Brad Ausmus grateful to survive near-firing in 2015: Al Avila 'stuck his neck out'

Brad Ausmus grateful to survive near-firing in 2015: Al Avila 'stuck his neck out'

The easy thing, the popular thing would have been to say, Oh, just fire him. Even if it wasnt the right thing, Ausmus said. DETROIT -- In the final weeks of the Detroit Tigers' disappointing 2015 season, it was considered a foregone conclusion that Brad Ausmus' short tenure as manager would soon be coming to an end. Several outlets even reported that the decision by then-owner Mike Ilitch had already been made.  But Al Avila stuck by his beleaguered manager in his first major decision as general manager, something for which Ausmus is still grateful. "I think in...
Tigers respond to Ausmus ouster with another loss to Twins

Tigers respond to Ausmus ouster with another loss to Twins

Daniel Norris allows five runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings.

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