Gerald Laird rejoins Tigers as minor-league manager

Gerald played for the Tigers from 2009-10 and again in 2012. (Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports)
Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

DETROIT (AP) — Former major-league catcher Gerald Laird is now a minor-league manager.

The Detroit Tigers announced Tuesday that Laird will manage at Class A Connecticut this coming season. The 37-year-old Laird last played in the major leagues in 2015, when he appeared in one game for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He played for the Tigers from 2009-10 and again in 2012.

Mike Rojas will manage at Triple-A Toledo for the Tigers, and Lance Parrish will again manage Double-A Erie.