Spent past four seasons as assistant at University of West Florida.
The 31-year-old superstar has been a free agent the past three summers, electing each time to sign two-year contracts with a player option for the second season.
He had played just 17 minor-league games since 2008.
Will be starting third baseman for Triple-A game on July 13.
Norfolk scores 3 runs in 1st inning, holds on for win.
Massillon Jackson power forward pledges over weekend.
Assistant gets promotion; announcement to come today.
Detroit has 1 month to prove itself as contender again.
National title will be on the line Wednesday night.
Miguel Cabrera's 3-run homer highlights barrage.