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Angels hire former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus for front office post

Angels hire former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus for front office post
The Detroit Tigers declined to renew manager Brad Ausmus' contract in September. (Jose Juarez / Associated Press)

The Angels on Wednesday hired former Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus to be a special assistant to general manager Billy Eppler.

Ausmus, 48, finished his long major league career as a Dodger in 2010. The Tigers hired him three years later. After he posted a .486 winning percentage in four seasons, they declined to renew his contract in September.

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He was reportedly a candidate for the New York Yankees' managerial opening. Multiple reports then detailed that he decided to spend a year away from managing.

The Angels hired a former manager for a similar spot in 2016. In between managing jobs with San Diego and Colorado, Bud Black spent a season as a special assistant to Eppler.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia is entering the final season of his 10-year contract.

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