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Tigers Bring Back Manager Jim Leyland for 2013

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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers are bringing back manager Jim Leyland.

The team announced Tuesday that Leyland has a contract for next season, and his coaching staff also has been invited to return.

This will be Leyland’s 22nd season as a major league manager and his eighth in Detroit. He led the Tigers to the World Series for the second time during his time with the club. Detroit was swept by San Francisco on Sunday.

The 67-year-old Leyland leads all active managers with 1,676 wins, a total that puts him 15th on the career list.

Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski says Leyland has done a fantastic job and the organization is thrilled to have him back. Leyland says he couldn’t dream of a better place to manager.

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