Brad Ausmus introduced as Tigers manager

The Detroit Tigers hired Brad Ausmus as their new manager Sunday, turning to a 44-year-old former catcher with almost no managerial experience to replace Jim Leyland at the helm of the three-time defending AL Central champions.
Associated Press

<div class="gallery-photo-caption"><div class="inner"><div class="field-name-caption"><p>Brad Ausmus is introduced as the new Detroit Tigers manager during a news conference in Detroit Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Ausmus replaces Jim Leyland who stepped down as manager. AP Photo/Paul Sancya)</p></div></div></div>
Brad Ausmus is introduced as the new Detroit Tigers manager during a news conference in Detroit Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Ausmus replaces Jim Leyland who stepped down as manager. AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
<div class="gallery-photo-caption"><div class="inner"><div class="field-name-caption"><p>Brad Ausmus is introduced as the new Detroit Tigers manager during a news conference in Detroit Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Ausmus replaces Jim Leyland who stepped down as manager. AP Photo/Paul Sancya)</p></div></div></div>
Brad Ausmus is introduced as the new Detroit Tigers manager during a news conference in Detroit Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Ausmus replaces Jim Leyland who stepped down as manager. AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
<div class="gallery-photo-caption"><div class="inner"><div class="field-name-caption"><p>Brad Ausmus is introduced as the new Detroit Tigers manager during a news conference in Detroit Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Ausmus replaces Jim Leyland who stepped down as manager. AP Photo/Paul Sancya)</p></div></div></div>
Brad Ausmus is introduced as the new Detroit Tigers manager during a news conference in Detroit Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Ausmus replaces Jim Leyland who stepped down as manager. AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Detroit Tigers General Manager Dave Dombrowski (L) listens as newly named Tigers manager Brad Ausmus answers questions during a press conference announcing Ausmus as the 37th manager in franchise history of the Tigers in Detroit, Michigan November 3, 2013. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
Detroit Tigers General Manager Dave Dombrowski listens as newly named Tigers manager Brad Ausmus answers questions during a press conference in Detroit
Detroit Tigers General Manager Dave Dombrowski (L) listens as newly named Tigers manager Brad Ausmus answers questions during a press conference announcing Ausmus as the 37th manager in franchise history of the Tigers in Detroit, Michigan November 3, 2013. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
Detroit Tigers General Manager Dave Dombrowski (L ) and newly named Tigers manager Brad Ausmus pose together during a press conference where Ausmus was named the 37th manager in franchise history of the Tigers in Detroit, Michigan November 3, 2013. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
Detroit Tigers General Manager Dave Dombrowski and newly named Tigers manager Brad Ausmus pose together during a press conference in Detroit
Detroit Tigers General Manager Dave Dombrowski (L ) and newly named Tigers manager Brad Ausmus pose together during a press conference where Ausmus was named the 37th manager in franchise history of the Tigers in Detroit, Michigan November 3, 2013. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
Brad Ausmus answers questions from reporters during a press conference where he was named the 37th manager in franchise history of the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan November 3, 2013. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
Brad Ausmus answers questions from reporters during a press conference where he was named the 37th manager in franchise history of the Detroit Tigers in Detroit
Brad Ausmus answers questions from reporters during a press conference where he was named the 37th manager in franchise history of the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan November 3, 2013. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
Brad Ausmus is introduced as the new Detroit Tigers manager during a news conference in Detroit Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Ausmus replaces Jim Leyland who stepped down as manager. AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Detroit Tigers hire Brad Ausmus as manager
Brad Ausmus is introduced as the new Detroit Tigers manager during a news conference in Detroit Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Ausmus replaces Jim Leyland who stepped down as manager. AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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