Detroit Tigers manager odds: Brad Ausmus favored

Brad Ausmus, a Special Assistant to Baseball Operations for the San Diego Padres, was made the odds on favorite to be named the next manager of the Detroit Tigers.

Longtime manager Jim Leyland retired after the Tigers lost to Boston in the ALCS.

Ausmus was an All-Star catcher in his playing days and is a well-respected executive. He opened as a 4/1 bet. Former player Lloyd McClendon is the second betting choice at Bovada at 9/2.

MLB SPECIAL - Who will be the next Manager of the Detroit Tigers?     

Brad Ausmus              4/1

Lloyd McClendon      9/2

Tom Brookens             5/1

Torey Lovullo             5/1

Gene Lamont              11/2

Manny Acta                8/1

Larry Parrish               8/1

Tony Pena                   15/1

Dusty Baker                15/1