Tigers hire Bosio as pitching coach

Nov 2, 2017 - 6:17 PM The Detroit Tigers named Chris Bosio as their pitching coach on Thursday.

Bosio spent the previous six seasons as the pitching coach for the Chicago Cubs before being dismissed after the team fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series.

The 54-year-old Bosio helped the Cubs to the 2016 World Series championship and three playoff appearances.

In addition to Bosio, Detroit announced new manager Ron Gardenhire's entire staff on Thursday.

Lloyd McClendon will remain as the team's hitting coach, while Dave Clark is staying on as third-base coach, a position he filled under previous manager Brad Ausmus. Rick Anderson will serve as the bullpen coach, Phil Clark an assistant hitting coach, Steve Liddle the bench coach, Ramon Santiago the first-base coach and Joe Vavra a quality-control coach.

"I'm thrilled about the coaching staff we've been able to assemble," Gardenhire said. "Collectively, this group has extensive playing and coaching experience at both the major and minor league levels, and has a proven track record of developing young players. Lloyd and Dave, who were both here previously, stood out when looking at the pool of available candidates, and I'm really excited to have them continue to develop our players. Additionally, I've worked with many of these coaches before, and I've seen firsthand their passion for teaching the game of baseball and seeing it played the right way. I'm confident that our time in Detroit will be successful."

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