Brad Ausmus

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 29: Joakim Soria #38 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning of the game on April 29, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers defeated the Twins 10-7. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Tigers Enjoying Solid Production From Bullpen

Detroit’s relievers have a collective ERA of 3.02, seventh-best in the majors.

CBS Detroit–05/18/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 3, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Verlander Feeling Good After 45-Pitch Bullpen, Most Intense One Yet

“Probably getting pretty close to a sim game,” starting pitcher Justin Verlander said Monday after he threw a 45-pitch bullpen at Comerica.

CBS Detroit–05/18/2015

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 19: Manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers watches their game against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning at Comerica Park on June 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

For More Skippers, No Prior Managing Experience Required

“You have to be open-minded to evolving changes,” said Dombrowski, who hired Ausmus to replace Jim Leyland in 2014.

97.1 The Ticket–05/18/2015

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 06: David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers reacts during the second inning of the game against the New York Mets at Tradition Field on March 6, 2015 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Price Feeling Good, Not Worried About Leg

“My last few days have been very, very, very encouraging,” Price said Wednesday at the Detroit Economic Club meeting.

CBS Detroit–05/13/2015

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 1:  Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals slides into home as he scores against Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers in the third inning on May 1, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Avila Will Get Third Opinion On Knee; No Decision On Surgery Yet

“Alex is going to see Dr. Kyle Anderson … tomorrow for another evaluation,” Ausmus said. “We should know more tomorrow.”

CBS Detroit–05/12/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 09:  J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers hits a two run RBI double in the fist inning in front of Chris Herrmann #12 of the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 9, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

J.D. Martinez Returns To Batting Fifth; Iglesias Back In Lineup

Martinez had recently been moved to the sixth spot because of struggles at the plate, but Ausmus said Martinez has turned a corner.

CBS Detroit–05/12/2015

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 3:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates his two-run home run as he rounds first in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals on May 3, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Opinion: Understandable For Ausmus To Pinch-Run For Cabrera In Ninth

The Tigers had plenty of chances to win. The fact they lost does not come down to Ausmus’s decision to pinch-run for Cabrera.

CBS Detroit–05/11/2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 27: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers congratulates teammate Yoenis Cespedes #52 on a three run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on April 27, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Ausmus, J.D. Martinez Confident Martinez Headed In Right Direction

Martinez has been working with Tigers hitting coach Wally Joyner to get himself back to form, and those efforts have made a difference.

CBS Detroit–05/09/2015

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 2:  David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers throws in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals on May 2, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Price Suffers Hamstring Injury In Win; Tigers Expect To Know More Saturday

“My heel stepped on the bat, and then it rolled to the front of my foot,” Price said. “It felt like it kind of hyperextended my leg.”

CBS Detroit–05/09/2015

8 Apr 2000: Catcher Brad Ausmus #12 of the Detroit Tigers catches the ball during the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. The Orioles defeated the Tigers 2-1.

Brad Ausmus Catches Shane Greene’s Bullpen Session [VIDEO]

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is no stranger to life behind a catcher’s mask — he spent parts of 17 seasons as a catcher in the MLB.

97.1 The Ticket–05/01/2015

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