Detroit Brings in Former Cubs Coach to Lead Toledo Mud Hens

    The Detroit Tigers have hired Anthony Iapoce as the manager for their Triple-A team, the Toledo Mud Hens, for the 2023 season. This news comes from sources close to the situation, although the Tigers have not yet confirmed the hire. Iapoce replaces Lloyd McClendon, who led the Mud Hens to an impressive 87-63 record last season but was not retained after the 2022 season. An agreement to hire Iapoce has been in place since early December.

     Anthony Iapoce

    Iapoce has a wealth of experience in professional baseball coaching. He previously worked as the minor league hitting coach for the Florida Marlins and the roving hitting coordinator for the Toronto Blue Jays. He then spent several years with the Chicago Cubs and developed a strong reputation.

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    Why it matters: The hiring of Iapoce is an essential move for the Tigers as they look to rebuild their team and improve their performance in the coming years. A strong manager at the Triple-A level can help to develop and groom young talent, preparing them for success at the Major League level.

    Anthony Iapoce By the Numbers

    • Iapoce has been involved in professional baseball coaching for over 15 years
    • Last season, the Mud Hens had a record of 87-63 under the leadership of McClendon
    • The Tigers have not yet confirmed Iapoce's hire as the new Triple-A manager

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