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


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.