The Detroit Tigers’ Director of Player Development Glenn Ezell resigned his post in the middle of the MLB draft today.â†µ
The 65-year-old Ezell had held the position since 2007, and was in his 44th season of professional baseball.â†µ
â€œI 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,â€ Ezell said in a statement.â†µ
â†µâ€œI am moving on now in other directions.â€
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.â†µ
Temporarily taking his place will be the Tigers’ Assistant GM Al Avila, the father of catcher Alex Avila.