DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire announced his immediate retirement prior to their game against the Cleveland Indians. The announcement came in an abruptly called video conference around 5 p.m. Bench coach Lloyd McClendon is taking over as manager for the rest of the season. This was Gardenhire’s third season as Detroit’s manager after he previously had a successful run with the Minnesota Twins. Detroit is 22-29 after beating Cleveland on Saturday night. Gardenhire turns 63 next month. He says he hasn’t been feeling well and needs to take care of himself.
Posted at 5:21 PM, Sep 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-19 22:14:04-04
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