The Tigers plan to soon interview Joe McEwing and Fredi Gonzalez for their managerial opening, Jason Beck of MLB.com recently reported on Twitter.
McEwing is reportedly on Sandy Alderson's list of potential candidates to replace Terry Collins, who announced last week that he was stepping down as the team's manager. Collins accepted an advisory position in Alderson's front office.
The Tigers recently announced that they will not be giving a new contract to Brad Ausmus, who had been managing the team since 2014.
McEwing, 44, played in the big leagues from 1998 to 2006, primarily with the Cardinals and Mets.
"Super Joe," as he was known, served mostly as a utility player capable of playing every position. Following his playing career, he worked as a coach and manager in the minor leagues.
McEwing was promoted by the White Sox to join their big-league staff as a third base coach in 2012. This past year he served as the team's bench coach.
According to the NY Post, McEwing and Mets captain David Wright have remained close friends.