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McClendon is the Hitting Coach

Lloyd McClendon has been named the hitting coach of the Tigers, following the resignation of Don Slaught recently:

Former Pittsburgh Pirates manager Lloyd McClendon was hired as hitting coach of the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.

McClendon, who served as Detroit's bullpen coach last year, replaces Don Slaught, who resigned six days ago after a year on the job.

McClendon was the Pirates hitting coach from 1997 until 2000.

A lot of fans were expecting Leon Durham to take over the Tigers hitting coach duties, but Leyland decided to go with a current member of the big league coaching staff instead.