Tigers eye Gardenhire, Cora rumored to be Red Sox choice

Tigers eye Gardenhire, Cora rumored to be Red Sox choice

He was the Arizona Diamondbacks' bench coach this season, but was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February and underwent surgery in April. The team began with around 50 names on their list and conducted multiple interviews.

Gardenhire was the manager of the Twins for 13 seasons.

Gardenhire was sacked by Minnesota following the 2014 season.

One reason they chose Gardenhire is because GM Al Avila reportedly wanted a manager with Major League Baseball experience.

Gardenhire replaces the departed Brad Ausmus, whose contract was not extended after this season. Detroit posted a 64-98 record, after trading a number of its star players.

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The Twins made the postseason six times under Gardenhire, although they lost in the first round on five occasions, winning just two of 17 American League Division Series games. Gardenhire was seen as a seasoned, battle-tested option in this regard.

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.

Internally, the Tigers interviewed third base coach Dave Clark and first base coach Omar Vizquel.

Ausmus succeeded Jim Leyland in Detroit following the 2014 season.

Ron Gardenhire has interview for the managerial vacancy of the Boston Red Sox.

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