Club Statement from Detroit Tigers Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Al Avila

DETROIT -- The following statement is attributable to Al Avila, Detroit Tigers Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager.

"For the past two months there has been an on-going evaluation process of our baseball operations. Most notably at the Major League level with our players, the manager and the coaching staff. On Friday afternoon, I met with manager Brad Ausmus and during our discussion I told him I wanted him to continue as manager of the Tigers in 2016. Brad said he wanted to continue managing the Tigers. It is my belief, and our collective belief within our baseball operations department, that Brad is the right manager for this team given where the team is, at this point in time, and for us to achieve our goals in 2016." 

Avila added, "Collectively our goal is to bring a World Championship to Tigers fans who support this team night in and night out. We are working together every day to be the best we can today, and rest assured we will make the necessary adjustments needed along the way."