Fresh Off Suspension, Hinch Takes Over As Tigers Manager
The Detroit Tigers hired AJ Hinch to be their new manager Friday, giving him a chance to return to a major league dugout after he was fired by Houston in the wake of the Astros signstealing scandal.
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- Last Updated: October 30, 2020, 23:09 IST
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DETROIT: The Detroit Tigers hired AJ Hinch to be their new manager Friday, giving him a chance to return to a major league dugout after he was fired by Houston in the wake of the Astros sign-stealing scandal.
The Tigers announced the move, saying they agreed to terms with Hinch on a multiyear deal.
Hinch replaces Ron Gardenhire, who retired late this season, and he takes over a rebuilding team that is hoping to start climbing the standings behind a handful of highly touted pitching prospects.
For the 46-year-old Hinch, this is an opportunity to revive his managerial career. He guided Houston to the 2017 World Series title, but that championship and a lot of what Hinch accomplished there is now viewed in a different light after an investigation found the Astros used a video feed from a center field camera to decode the opposing catchers signs, and players banged on a trash can to signal to hitters what was coming.
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