Trammell would like to manage or coach in '07

Updated: January 27, 2006, 10:25 AM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Alan Trammell plans to enjoy time with his family and the breezes off the Pacific Ocean at his home in southern California this baseball season.

"I would like to get back into managing or coaching next year," Trammell said in a telephone interview Wednesday night with The Associated Press. "I think that's in my best interest."

Trammell was fired as manager of the Detroit Tigers after a 71-91 record last year. He was 186-300 in three seasons.

A day after Trammell was let go with a year left on his contract, the Tigers signed Jim Leyland to a three-year deal to replace him. Leyland was Florida's manager when the Marlins won the 1997 World Series, and he was a two-time NL Manager of the Year in Pittsburgh.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Devil Rays showed enough interest in Trammell to have him as a candidate for managerial openings this winter.

"That made me feel really good, to be honest with you, to go through that process with those ballclubs," Trammell said.

Trammell was MVP of the 1984 World Series with the Tigers, a six-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove winner and three-time Silver Slugger at shortstop.

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