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Jim Leyland expected to return to Tigers, according to report

Tigers manager Jim Leyland, who will be 68 in December, is expected to return to the dugout in 2013.

Christian Petersen

Jim Leyland is expected to return for an eighth season at the helm of the Detroit Tigers, according to a report from Tom Gage of the Detroit News. Many were uncertain whether Leyland, who turns 68 in December, would return, but an announcement could come as soon as Tuesday. The one bit of uncertainty that remains is whether all of Leyland's coaching staff is brought back.

Leyland reportedly has near unanimous support from the players, as well as the front office. President and general manager Dave Dombrowski has said in the past that the team wants Leyland back again in 2013, and it looks like it will be getting him.

The Tigers had a rocky regular season, but still managed to win their division with only 88 wins. They got hot and made it to the World Series, but then had the tables turned on them by the Giants, losing in a four-game sweep.