DETROIT (AP) Brad Ausmus is going to return as the Detroit Tigers' manager in 2016.
General manager Al Avila made the announcement Saturday despite reports that the decision had already been made to fire second year manager.
Avila said he understood Ausmus was dealing with severe roster limitations as the Tigers dropped to last in the AL Central after four straight division titles.
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