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Tigers interview Lloyd McLendon as a search for Jim Leyland's replacement begins

Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland
Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland

DETROIT, MI (WTVB) - The Detroit Tigers search for a new manager to replace the retiring Jim Leyland officially got started Thursday when team president Dave Dombrowski brought in Detroit hitting coach Lloyd McLendon for a lengthy interview. He was a coach for all eight years that Leyland was with the Tigers. McLendon was also the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates between 2001 and 2005.