Just two days after losing in the World Series, the Detroit Tigers announced that manager Jim Leyland will be back next season. Leyland signed a one year contract extension that will make him the manager thru the 2013 season.
The soon to be 68-year old skipper has managed 21 seasons in the big leagues and next year will be his 8th with the Tigers.
Leyland has won over 600 games as the manager of the Tigers. His 1,676 career wins ranks him 15th all-time among Major League managers.
Since being hired back in 2005, Leyland has guided the Tigers to two division titles and two World Series appearances.
Tigers CEO and General Manager Dave Dombroski also announced that the club has picked up Options for both Johnny Peralta and Octavio Dotel for 2013.
The Tigers will not offer contracts to designated hitter Delmon Young and closer Jose Valverde.