Aus­mus will be back in ’16

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DETROIT — Al Avila heard the re­ports he had al­ready de­cided to fire Brad Aus­mus. He didn’t pay much at­ten­tion.

Af­ter all, the new Detroit Tigers gen­eral man­ager knew he hadn’t made that de­ci­sion yet.

He fi­nally did Satur­day, an­nounc­ing Aus­mus would be back in 2016 for a third sea­son.

Avila re­placed Dave Dom­browski in early Au­gust, and im­me­di­ately an­nounced he would be do­ing a com­plete re­view of the or­ga­ni­za­tion.

When re­ports said Aus­mus would be fired at the end of the sea­son, Avila sim­ply is­sued a state­ment say­ing the re­view was still on­go­ing and de­ci­sions would be made be­fore the end of the sea­son.

True to Avila’s word, Aus­mus was in­formed with al­most a week left in the sea­son he was com­ing back de­spite Detroit’s first to worst tum­ble.

Brad Aus­mus

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