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Tigers manager Ausmus out after season

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DETROIT (AP) The rebuilding Detroit Tigers will start fresh next season with a new manager.

The Tigers announced Friday that Brad Ausmus will not return in 2018 after four years in charge. General manager Al Avila said the team was not extending Ausmus' contract.

"We didn't win," Avila said while announcing the move in the Detroit dugout before Friday night's game. "The organization, the club, got to a point where we needed change on the field. We needed to change the roster, and we started trading players, so the conclusion is: OK, you know what? Let's just take a whole brand new road and opening up to new things."

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