Tigers’ manager Jim Leyland will reportedly return to manage the club next season. The "Detroit News" is reporting that the 67-year-old skipper will manage an eighth season in Detroit after taking the Tigers to the World Series this season.
Detroit was swept in four games by the San Francisco Giants. He also took the Tigers to the Fall Classic in 2006 and has managed for 21 years, including stints with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Florida Marlins and Colorado Rockies. He won the 1997 World Series with the Marlins. Meanwhile, the end of the season Sunday night opened the door for free agency declarations on Monday and they included from Detroit ALCS MVP Delmon Young, pitchers Jose Valverde and Anibal Sanchez and catcher Gerald Laird.