It looks like the Detroit Tigers will hire former Houston Astros boss AJ Hinch.
According to ESPN said Thursday night, the two parties would complete an agreement to make the 46-year-old the new manager of Michigan.
Remember that Hinch was fired by the Astros in January last year, and this, a few hours after being suspended for the entire 2020 season of major baseball. The leader had received this sanction because of the signal theft system that had been put in place with the Astros during the 2017 campaign, the year they won the World Series.
Hinch had led the Texas team for five years and maintained a record of 481-329 there. Prior to joining the Houston Club, the Iowa native was manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks (2009-2010). However, he had not seen much success in the southwestern United States, gaining only 89 victories in 212 games.
Before jumping as a coach, Hinch played in major league baseball as a catcher. In seven seasons and just 350 games, he has had colors for the Oakland Athletics, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia Phillies and Tigers.