DETROIT, MI - APRIL 8: Former Detroit Tigers player Kirk Gibson throws out the first pitch prior to the start of the Opening Day Game against the New York Yankees during the game on April 8, 2016 at Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have hired former star Kirk Gibson as a special assistant to the general manager, and the team says he’ll also remain in his role as a commentator for Fox Sports Detroit.
The Tigers announced the move Monday, saying Gibson will assist in on-field duties at the major league and minor league levels, and be involved in personnel meetings.
Gibson was born and raised in Michigan. Gibson played 12 years with the Tigers and was on the team that won the World Series in 1984. He now serves as an analyst for FSD’s coverage of the Tigers.
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