Despite having never managed in the big leagues, former Tigers catcher Brad Ausmus will be named the new manager in Detroit.
Several reports have stated that Ausmus, a former Gold Glove catcher, will replace Jim Leyland, who resigned following the Tigers loss to Boston in the American League Championship Series.
Ausmus played for the Tigers in 1996, 1999-2000.
Ausmus last played in 2010 for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Ausmus, highly regarded in baseball circles, did manage team Israel in this years World Baseball Classic.