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Fresh off suspension, AJ Hinch takes over as Tigers manager

He managed the 2017 Houston Astros to a World Series title before the sign stealing scandal
Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch speaks during the Major League Baseball winter meetings,...
Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch speaks during the Major League Baseball winter meetings, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in San Diego./ Source: (Associated Press)(WVLT)
Published: Oct. 30, 2020 at 1:21 PM EDT
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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have hired AJ Hinch to be their new manager, giving him a chance to return to a major league dugout after he was fired by Houston in the wake of the Astros' sign-stealing scandal.

For the 46-year-old Hinch, this is an opportunity to revive his managerial career. He guided Houston to the 2017 World Series title.

That championship — and a lot of what Hinch accomplished there — is now viewed in a different light. An investigation found the Astros used a video feed from a center field camera to decode the opposing catcher’s signs.

Hinch takes over managing the Tigers from Ron Gardenhire, who resigned just before the end of last season in September.

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