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In not so surprising Detroit sports news, the Tigers have decided to move on from Brad Ausmus as manager of the team after the season, per channel 4 news. When General Manager Al Avila took over the team he said that he would evaluate the situation in the off-season and make a decision then.

Apparently he had seen enough.

Ausmus has a 154-147 record for the Tigers in his less than two seasons and is 9-for-24 in successful challenges per Baseball-Reference. The Tigers currently sit three games behind the Chicago White Sox for last place in the Central and have gone 4-6 in the last ten games.

Rumors have been circulating regarding the Tigers interest in Minnesota Twins manager Rod Gardenhire in the last few days even though he is still under contract. He’ll be a name to watch out for once the move becomes official.

The writing was on the wall for Ausmus once Dave Dombrowski started the trade deadline reboot. With the help of current GM Al Avila, the Tigers traded away any chances of making the playoffs in order to replenish a depleted farm system. The Tigers will look to build for the future and I personally didn’t see any room for Ausmus in it.