San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria has interviewed for the Detroit Tigers' manager's job. Renteria joined Black's staff as the first-base coach following the 2007 season, then became the bench coach three years ago. Renteria did not come in as a household name, and he brought little recent history with Dombrowski. Renteria, a former first-round Draft pick, had a few cups of coffee with the Mariners in the late '80s before playing the 1993 season with the expansion Marlins at age 31. The Tigers need a new manager after Jim Leyland stepped down following the team's loss to Boston in the AL Championship Series. Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach and Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon have also interviewed for the Detroit job. He was the Midwest League Manager of the Year for Kane County in 1999, moved up to Double-A Portland after that, then moved into the Padres' farm system 10 years ago as a Class A coach.
Padres bench coach Rick Renteria officially joined the list of Tigers managerial candidates Thursday, interviewing with team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski for the opportunity to replace the recently retired Jim Leyland.