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Former catcher Ausmus named Tigers' manager

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers hired Brad Ausmus as their new manager, turning to a 44-year-old former catcher with almost no managerial experience to replace Jim Leyland at the helm of the three-time defending AL Central champions.

Ausmus, who worked most recently in the San Diego Padres’ front office as a special assistant to the general manager, emerged as Detroit’s pick less than two weeks after Leyland stepped down.

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