Tigers Manager Ron Gardenhire Retires After Three Seasons


On Saturday, it was announced that Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire would be retiring immediately after nearly three seasons with the team. Gardenhire, 62, posted a 132-241 (.354 winning percentage) managerial record.

He signed a three-year deal with the Tigers prior to the 2018 season, as the organization fully embraced what would become a rebuild stage. It has been announced that Lloyd McClendon will manage the team for the remainder of the season.

Gardnerhire recently dealt with a stomach virus earlier this month while in Minnesota. As a cancer survivor, he originally intended to wait to retire until the end of the current season.

“I’ve got grandbabies and kids I need to take care of and my wife,” Gardenhire said. “Very tough decision…But I had to do what’s right for me.”

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