Candidates for the Tigers’ open managerial position keep coming in. CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reported Sunday night that the team plans to interview Padres executive Brad Ausmus and Padres bench coach Rick Renteria. Ausmus, a former Tigers catcher, is expected to meet with the Tigers this week. He was interviewed but passed over for the Nationals job, and has interviewed for other major league managerial positions in the past despite having no major league managing or coaching experience. Ausmus, 44, spent three years of his 18-year career in Detroit, in 1996 and 1999-2000. He is a lifetime .251 hitter with three Gold Gloves and a strong reputation within baseball circles. He managed the Israel national team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic qualification round. Renteria also comes with WBC managerial experience. The current bench coach managed team Mexico in last spring’s competition and, according to Heyman, is viewed as one of the favorites for the Cubs’ open managerial position. Renteria, 51, worked his way up the minor league coaching ranks with the Florida Marlins as a manager in 1998-2001. He joined the Padres as a minor league hitting coach in 2003 and earned a major league coaching job in 2008. The impending interviews with Ausmus and Renteria would bring the team's total interviews to four so far. Hitting coach Lloyd McClendon was interviewed on Thursday, and Dodgers' third base coach Tim Wallach was interviewed on Friday.
Tigers to interview Brad Ausmus, Rick Renteria for managerial opening
Detroit Free Press | Oct 28