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Reports: Ron Gardenhire tabbed to be the next manager of the Tigers

The Twins are about to get a close look at an old friend. Former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has been tabbed the next manager of the Detroit Tigers, according to multiple reports, including one from Ken Rosenthal.

“Gardy,” as he’s known around Minnesota and around baseball, managed the Twins for 13 seasons. According to Rosenthal’s report, Gardenhire is yet to sign a contract.

Gardenhire is no doubt one of the most experienced candidates out there, and he apparently stood out from a list of candidates that reportedly included at least 9 other names, according to The Athletic.

Gardenhire also interviewed for the vacant Red Sox job, according to multiple reports. He spent this season as the bench coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks, who were ousted in the Division Series by the Dodgers.

The Tigers are widely considered to be in rebuilding mode.

  • PurpleFaithful

    Good for him!

  • Sid

    The Tigers got nothing to lose at this point but Gardenhire is product of the Twins Way system. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens when he comes in to a foreign franchise (possibly along with Rick Anderson) and attempts to play the way he wants to play which is small-ball, move the runner over, disregard power batting, pitch to contact, etc. The Tigers players who did not come from this system are going to be in for a rude awakening. Glad Gardy is still in the game at any rate.





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