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Tigers hire Darnell Coles as assistant hitting coach

Detroit Tigers General Manager Dave Dombrowski (L ) and newly named Tigers manager Brad Ausmus pose together during a press conference where Ausmus was named the 37th manager in franchise history of the Tigers in Detroit, Michigan November 3, 2013.

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Detroit Tigers General Manager Dave Dombrowski (L ) and newly named Tigers manager Brad Ausmus pose together during a press conference where Ausmus was named the 37th manager in franchise history of the Tigers in Detroit, Michigan November 3, 2013. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

DETROIT, MI (WTVB) - Former Tiger Darnell Coles will be back in Detroit as the team's assistant hitting coach.  The 51-year-old was in the majors for 14 years and in addition to playing for the Tigers from 1986-87, spent time with the Mariners, Pirates, Giants, Reds, Blue Jays, Cardinals and Rockies.  Coles was coaching in Milwaukee's Minor League system the past four seasons, including managing the Double-A Huntsville Stars the last two years.  

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