The Detroit Tigers were certainly familiar with Ron Gardenhire's managerial resume.
Some of his most significant accomplishments came at their expense.
"It's going to be nice to have him on our side of the dugout," said Al Avila, Detroit's general manager.
The Tigers hired Gardenhire as their manager, bringing the longtime Minnesota Twins skipper back to the AL Central to take over a team in the middle of a significant rebuilding process. Detroit announced the move Friday, saying Gardenhire agreed to a three-year contract, and he was introduced at a news conference at Comerica Park.
Gardenhire takes over for Brad Ausmus, who was let go after four...