Tigers shuffle coaching responsibilities

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

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.