Lloyd McClendon’s unemployment didn’t last too terribly long. John Wagner of the Toldeo reports that he’s been hired to manage the Tigers’ Triple-A affiliate Toledo Mud Hens.
McClendon, of course, spent several years in the Tigers organization coaching under Jim Leyland. After Leyland stepped down and Brad Ausmus took over the Tigers, McClendon managed the Mariners for two seasons, going 163-161 in two years before being shoved out when a new baseball operations department took over. McClendon managed the Pirates once upon a time too, but that seems like eons ago.
Congrats on the gig, Lloyd. And preemptive congratulations on the, oh, four-to-six weeks you’ll likely spend as the Tigers interim manager at some point in the next year or two.