The Tigers hired Giants general manager Scott Harris as their new president of baseball operations, the club announced on Monday afternoon.
Harris will undoubtedly be filling the vacancy left when Detroit parted ways with vice president/general manager Al Avila in August.
The Giants hired Harris as their GM under president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi in November 2019, and SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA posted the third-best winning percentage in the Majors at .613 (136-86) in his first two seasons with the club. Ahead of joining the Giants, he spent seven seasons employed in the Cubs’ front office, lately serving as assistant GM and helping build the roster that snapped the club’s 108-year World Series title drought in 2016.
Harris is joining a Tigers organization that hasnt reached the postseason since 2014.
Detroit entered the 2022 season with renewed optimism after finishing 2021 strong and adding free agents Javier Bez and Eduardo Rodriguez to a roster with several intriguing young players, including former No. 1 overall Draft picks Casey Mize and Spencer Torkelson. But things quickly went awry, resulting in the dismissal of Avila.