By Ashley Scoby
According to a report from WDIV, the Tigers are planning on firing manager Brad Ausmus after this season.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: EV's Supercharging Impact Across Metro Detroit
The Tigers are 64-76 and losers of 10 of their last 15. They’ve also slipped steadily away from a chance at a wild card spot over the last month.
According to the WDIV report, general manager Al Avila wants a “fresh start” and wants to bring in his own choice as manager. Team owner Mike Illitch, according to the report, is “unhappy about miscommunication with the players and strategic mistakes on the field.”READ MORE: Son Fatally Shoots Mother While Driving On Woodward Near Royal Oak
The Tigers are in Cleveland this weekend for a four-game series stretching through Sunday. They lost to the Indians Thursday night, 7-5. And reporters were also held out of the team clubhouse postgame for more than an hour, according to Fred Heumann of WLNS. It’s standard procedure for the clubhouse to be open to the media shortly after the game.
At this time, the Tigers have not responded to the report or released any kind of statement. According to Fox 2’s Jennifer Hammond, Ausmus hasn’t been told anything either.MORE NEWS: Wixom Man Charged In Shooting Death Of Father's Ex-Girlfriend
Avila stepped into the general manager’s role when Dave Dombrowski was let go in early August. Dombrowski was instrumental in the trades that sent David Price, Yoenis Cespedes and Joakim Soria out of Detroit. Not long after he was fired, Dombrowski was hired as president of baseball operations for the Boston Red Sox.