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Detroit Tigers hire San Francisco Giants GM Scott Harris as president of baseball operations

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The Detroit Tigers have hired San Francisco Giants general manager Scott Harris as the organization's new president of baseball operations, a source with knowledge of the situation told the Free Press. Harris, 35, inherits a rebuild that former general manager Al Avila began in 2017. Avila, who spent seven seasons in charge of the Tigers' baseball operations, was fired Aug. 10 after posting a 404-573 record during his tenure. The Tigers confirmed Harris' hire Monday afternoon. A media event is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Tiger Club at Comerica Park with Harris and CEO and chairman Christopher Ilitch.