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Tigers shuffle coaching responsibilities

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Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland apparently wants Gene Lamont beside him on the bench next season.

Leyland said he's shifting the 65-year-old former manager from third-base to bench coach in a move designed to give him "a great baseball mind who will be there with me," acccording to the Detroit Free Press.

Tom Brookens will rotate from first-base coach to third-base coach and Rafael Belliard will swing from infield coach to first-base coach.

Leyland hasn't used a bench coach for several years.

The Tigers lost in the World Series to San Francisco this past season.
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