The Detroit Tigers intend to hire Ron Gardenhire as their next manager. The two sides are expected to finalize a contract.
Gardenhire managed the Minnesota Twins for 13 seasons. The Tigers interviewed 10 candidates after initially identifying 50 candidates.
Other candidates who recently interviewed with the Tigers include Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora, Colorado Rockies bench coach Mike Redmond, Miami Marlins third base coach Fredi Gonzalez, Chicago White Sox bench coach Joe McEwing and San Francisco Giants hitting coach Hensley Meulens. The Tigers also planned to interview Chicago Cubs’ bench coach Dave Martinez.
Al Avila wanted a candidate with previous managerial experience.