Report: Tigers interview Phil Nevin, Carlos Mendoza for manager opening

Phil Nevin, Aaron Boone, Carlos Mendoza
Posted at 3:39 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 15:39:50-04

(WXYZ) -- The Detroit Tigers have interviewed Phil Nevin and Carlos Mendoza for their managerial opening, according to a report from beat writer Jason Beck.

Both Nevin and Mendoza are currently part of the New York Yankees coaching staff, with Nevin serving as third base coach and Mendoza as bench coach.

As a player, Nevin was traded to the Tigers from Houston during the 1995 season. He remained with Detroit through the 1997 season before being traded to the Angels. Nevin returned to the Tigers organization to manage double-A Erie for the 2010 season, then spent the following three seasons as manager for triple-A Toledo.

Mendoza was named the Yankees' infield coach prior to the 2018 season, and was named bench coach prior to the 2020 season.