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AL Central News: Managerial questions for the Tigers

Check out what’s going on in the American League Central.

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With the departure of Brad Ausmus steering Detroit’s ship next season, it’s never to early to ask: who will manage the Tigers in 2018?

One internal candidate option is hitting coach Lloyd McLendon, who has previously managed the Pittsburgh Pirates and Seattle Mariners. As for managers out there with no ties to Detroit, current third base coach but former manager of the Marlins, Fredi Gonzalez would be a solid candidate for the Tigers to consider. The Cuban-born former player is known for his good rapport and skill honing with young players.

Terry Collins will be available for next season as well but it’s more likely he retires from baseball than is picked up by another team.

Allow me to throw out a wild card who really shouldn’t be a wild card because she’s beyond qualified for the job but perpetually overlooked: Kim Ng.

Here’s what other rumors and news are floating around the American League Central: