Tigers owner announces manager Leyland, GM Dombrowski will be back in 2011

Tigers manager Jim Leyland and general manager Dave Dombrowski will return next season, club owner Mike Ilitch told the Detroit Free Press on Saturday.

"(This season) is very disappointing," the newspaper quoted Ilitch as saying, "(but) I’m staying with Dave and I’m staying with our manager. I feel that we’re going to move forward."

Detroit entered its game Saturday with a 53-56 record and third in the AL Central, nine games behind the first-place Twins.

Leyland and Dombrowski will be entering the final year of their contracts.

Ilitch also told the Free Press he will continue to spend big money to improve the team, though he said he’ll be "a little bit more caerful" with his signings.
 

Tigers manager Jim Leyland and general manager Dave Dombrowski will return next season, club owner Mike Ilitch told the Detroit Free Press on Saturday.

"(This season) is very disappointing," the newspaper quoted Ilitch as saying, "(but) I’m staying with Dave and I’m staying with our manager. I feel that we’re going to move forward."

Detroit entered its game Saturday with a 53-56 record and third in the AL Central, nine games behind the first-place Twins.

Leyland and Dombrowski will be entering the final year of their contracts.

Ilitch also told the Free Press he will continue to spend big money to improve the team, though he said he’ll be "a little bit more caerful" with his signings.
 

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