Agence France-PresseNovember 3, 2013 21:47
Brad Ausmus, who spent 18 seasons in Major League Baseball as a catcher, was given his first managerial job Sunday by the Detroit Tigers.
The 44-year-old American has served as a special assistant for the San Diego Padres since retiring as a player in 2010.
"This guy was born to manage," Tigers general manger Dave Dombrowski said.
The Tigers, 93-69 this past season, won the American League Central division crown for the third year in a row but lost to eventual World Series champion Boston in the American League championship series.