McClendon hired to manage Triple-A Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Lloyd McClendon is returning to the Detroit organization as manager of the Tigers' Triple-A team.

The Toledo Mud Hens have hired McClendon for the 2016 season. McClendon managed the Seattle Mariners for two seasons before being fired in October. He also managed the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2001-05.

In between managerial stints in the majors, he spent eight seasons on Jim Leyland's staff with the Tigers.

The Mud Hens and Tigers announced McClendon's hiring Monday. McClendon says it's an honor to return to the organization.

Larry Parrish managed the Mud Hens the past two seasons in his stint with the team, then retired following the 2015 season.

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