'Country strong' Marcus Thames interviews for Tigers' managerial opening

DETROIT — The Tigers are considering a familiar face for their managerial opening.Marcus Thames, the hitting coach for the New York Yankees who slugged 99 home runs while playing for Detroit from 2004-09, has met at least twice in the last week with Tigers brass over Zoom, according to a source familiar with the team’s search to replace Ron Gardenhire.The source spoke to The News on condition of anonymity because the Tigers are not publicly revealing developments in their manager search.Tigers general manager Al Avila isn’t commenting on the Tigers’ search or identifying any candidates publicl…

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