Ron Gardenhire may have his eye on the Detroit Tigers' managerial vacancy.
Strang adds that, as of Tuesday, the Tigers have not reached out to the 2010 American League Manager of the Year or asked the D-backs for formal permission, but "would do so at the appropriate time."
The 59-year-old Gardenhire managed the Minnesota Twins for 13 seasons and won six AL Central titles. But the last of those titles came in 2010, and the Twins lost 383 games over a four-year stretch before Gardenhire was fired after the 2014 season.
-- Doug Mittler