(CBS DETROIT) – The Detroit Tigers have a new vacancy after its team manager announced his retirement.

Ron Gardenhire made the announcement Saturday, just before the Tigers game against the Cleveland Indians.

The 63-year-old cited health concerns as the reason for his departure.

Gardenhire is also a prostate cancer survivor.

For 16 years he served as a major league baseball manager and has managed the Tigers for three years.

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