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Tigers Name Ernie Young As Manager of West Michigan Whitecaps

The Detroit Tigers may just like bringing in former players to manage their Single-A affiliate in West Michigan. Ernie Young, who was an outfielder with Detroit in 2003, joins Tom Brookens, Matt Walbeck and Bruce Fields as former Tigers to manage in the organization. 

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Young, 41, replaces Joe DePastinowho was reassigned after three years as Whitecaps manager.

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He managed Team USA in the Pan Am Qualifying Tournament at San Juan, Puerto Rico. And for the past two seasons, Young was the manager of the White Sox's Class A affiliate in Kannapolis, compiling a record of 147-131. He previously served as hitting coach for Kannapolis, as well as the 2009 World Cup team. 

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Young played five games with the 2003 Tigers, compiling a .182 average in 15 plate appearances.

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The Whitecaps also hired Ben Ogilvie as their hitting coach and retained pitching coach Mark Johnson, who's held that position for the past four seasons.