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Leyland Returning to Tigers

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0  Updated at 6:11 pm, October 30th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(DETROIT) — The Detroit Tigers may have lost the World Series, but that doesn’t mean the team was going to get rid of its skipper. The Tigers agreed to a one-year contract extension with manager Jim Leyland Tuesday.

This will be the second straight season Leyland works on a one-year deal with the team.

“I’m going to be here in 2013, and we’ll take that from there,” Leyland said. “I wanted to manage, but I did think long and hard about it, because I wanted to make sure that I was going to be doing everything that you need to do to continue to keep this club headed in the right direction.”

Leyland has been to three World Series as a manager and has won one. The 67-year-old leads all active managers in wins with 1,676.

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