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Tigers' Player Development Director Resigns

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The Detroit Tigers’ Director of Player Development Glenn Ezell resigned his post in the middle of the MLB draft today.

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The 65-year-old Ezell had held the position since 2007, and was in his 44th season of professional baseball.

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“I am proud of the players we have developed over the past few years that have formed the foundation for the future success of the Detroit Tigers,” Ezell said in a statement.
↵“I am moving on now in other directions.”

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Ezell’s departure seems small on the outside, but it could be huge considering all the young talent Detroit has developed recently such as power hitter Brennan Boesch.

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Temporarily taking his place will be the Tigers’ Assistant GM Al Avila, the father of catcher Alex Avila.