"I felt that they were looking for somebody that's been there and done it," Gardenhire said. "There's not going to be too many surprises for me."
Tigers could be under the radar for a while during rebuild →
'cancer' word. That's a big word," Gardenhire said. "I had great doctors up in Minnesota that took care of me, got this thing done. I had to lose a lot of weight - sitting in that manager's chair, I got up to 275 pounds. I'm back down to about 235."
Tigers pick former rival, hire Gardenhire as new manager →