Ex-Tigers manager Brad Ausmus interviews for Angels' opening

The Detroit News
Former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus.

Brad Ausmus' bid to get back in the dugout continues.

The former Tigers manager has formally interviewed for the Los Angeles Angels' opening, according to national baseball writer Jon Paul Morosi.

This is at least the second formal interview for Ausmus, who also interviewed for the Cincinnati Reds' opening.

Ausmus, 49, was the Tigers' manager for four seasons, from 2014-17, posting a record of 314-332 with one playoff appearance, in his first season on the job.

This past season, he worked in an advisory role in the Angels' front office, leading to speculation he would be a candidate to succeed long-time manager Mike Scioscia. According to Morosi, the Angels are giving candidates a two-hour written exam.

There are five managerial vacancies in Major League Baseball, including the Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins and Baltimore Orioles.