Former Tigers player Alan Trammell has been hired by the team as a special assistant to GM Dave Dombrowski, the team announced Monday.
Trammell played for the Tigers from 1977 to 1996. He was a six-time All-Star and led the Tigers to the 1984 World Series, where they defeated the San Diego Padres in five games. He batted .450 in the series with two home runs, and was named the series' MVP. He also won four Gold Gloves, three Silver Sluggers and was the Comeback Player of the Year in 1983.
Trammell retired after the 1996 season and became a coach for the Tigers in 1999. After three years as a Padres' assistant, he became the Tigers' manager in 2003. He posted a 186-300 record over three seasons.
He was on the Chicago Cubs' staff from 2007 to 2010, and spent the last four years with the Diamondbacks as the bench coach under Kirk Gibson, his former teammate. Gibson and Trammell were fired in September.