By Tim Polzer
October 21, 2013

Jim Leyland managed the Tigers for eight seasons. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images) Jim Leyland managed the Tigers for eight seasons. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Jim Leyland announced Monday that he is stepping down as Tigers manager. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal first reported that Leyland planned to retire.

Leyland, 68, reportedly told his players it was time for someone younger to step in and do the job at the end of the ALCS. The Tigers were eliminated by the Red Sox in Game 6 Saturday.

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