The Detroit Tigers will in all likelihood fire their manager Brad Ausmus at the end of the season, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Tigers owner Mike Ilitch reportedly made the decision, after general manager Dave Dombrowski had fought for Ausmus’s job, preventing him from being fired earlier in the season.
In early August, Dombrowski was released by the Tigers and was then hired by the Red Sox as their new president of baseball.
While in charge for two years, Ausmus’ record stands at 154–148, to his credit he lead the Tigers to the 2014 ALDS, though they lost in three games to the Orioles.
Despite the Tigers having a good last season under Ausmus, the manager has been blamed for their poor showing after being backed as contenders this season.
The Tigers, who have lost 15 of their last 20 games, are in the last place in the AL Central with a 64–76 record. On October 4 in their final game of the season they will face the White Sox.
Ausmus, who has a year left on his contract, had nothing to say when contacted for comment.