Reports: Tigers select next manager

Former Minnesota Twins manager and present an Arizona Diamondbacks coach Ron Gardenhire visits with the media in the visitor's dugout prior to a baseball game between the two teams Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

DETROIT (WOOD) — The Detroit Tigers have reportedly made a decision on the manager they wish to hire, according to multiple reports.

The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported Thursday that the team intends to hire 59-year-old Ron Gardenhire, pending the completion of a contract with him.

Gardenhire previously spent 13 years as the manager of the Minnesota Twins, finishing his tenure with a 1068-1049 record.

Previous manager Brad Ausmus was informed he would not be back with the Tigers shortly before the season ended.

Detroit finished last season with a MLB-worst record of 64-98.