Laird named manager in Detroit's minor league system

DETROIT (AP) Former major league catcher Gerald Laird is now a minor league manager.

The Detroit Tigers announced Tuesday that Laird will manage at Class A Connecticut this coming season. The 37-year-old Laird last played in the major leagues in 2015, when he appeared in one game for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He played for the Tigers from 2009-10 and again in 2012.

Mike Rojas will manage at Triple-A Toledo for the Tigers, and Lance Parrish will again manage Double-A Erie.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.