DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers held an introductory press conference for their new president of baseball operations Scott Harris on Tuesday afternoon.
Harris, 36, spent the last three seasons as the general manager of the Giants after seven years in the Chicago Cubs’ front office. The Giants went 107-55 last season -- the best record in all of baseball -- but have fallen out of contention this year.
The Tigers fired general manager Al Avila in August after seven years of unsuccessful rebuilding. The team took a massive step back this season under manager A.J. Hinch despite calling up top-five prospects Spencer Torkelson and Riley Greene and spending money in free agency for the first time in years.