AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The 60-year-old Leyland started his baseball career as a catcher in the low minors for the Tigers. He guided the Florida Marlins to the 1997 World Series championship, but has not managed since 1999 with Colorado. Leyland was a two-time NL Manager of the Year with Pittsburgh, where he won three division titles on teams that featured Barry Bonds. Indians seek to keep Millwood: General manager Mark Shapiro has promised the Indians will make their best moneyball pitch to right-hander Kevin Millwood. Still stinging from the club’s collapse in the final week of the regular season, Shapiro said the Indians will offer a multiyear contract to Millwood, the AL’s ERA champion who is eligible for free agency following the World Series. Millwood signed a one-year, $7.25 million deal last winter. Steroid suspension: Injured reliever Carlos Almanzar of the Texas Rangers was suspended for the first 10 days of next season for violating baseball’s steroids policy. John Hart stepped down Tuesday as general manager of the Texas Rangers, clearing the way for 28-year-old Jon Daniels to become the youngest GM in major-league history. Hart’s resignation came two days after the Rangers finished 79-83, their third losing season in four years under Hart and their fifth since winning their last AL West title in 1999. Hart, whose teams won six division titles in his last seven years in Cleveland ending in 2001, will be replaced by Daniels, who at 28 years, 41 days, is about 10 months younger than Theo Epstein was when he became Boston’s GM on Nov. 25, 2002. Daniels was promoted from assistant GM and Hart will remain a team consultant, the team said. Leyland earns his stripes: As expected, the Detroit Tigers hired Jim Leyland as their manager to replace Alan Trammell. Gonzalez says Palmiero ‘clean’: Two-time AL MVP Juan Gonzalez says he told congressional investigators Tuesday that he thinks former teammate Rafael Palmeiro “has always been clean.” A release issued by Gonzalez’s agent, Alan Nero, said Gonzalez spoke by telephone to lawyers from the House Government Reform Committee about Palmeiro and answered all of their questions. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!