Sep 26, 2011, 1:47 PM EST
Maroth last pitched in the majors in 2007, but he’s still just 34 years old and spent all but a couple months of his six-season career with the Tigers, going 50-67 with a 5.05 ERA in 918 innings.
He replaces Joe Coleman, who was let go after coaching the Lakeland staff to the ninth-best ERA in the 12-team Florida State League.
Maroth is best known for losing 21 games in 2003, but for the most part the lefty was a solid back-of-the-rotation starter for the Tigers despite a fastball that topped out in the high-80s.
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