The Detroit Tigers took to Facebook to announced that they’ve hired San Francisco General Manager Scott Harris to be their new President of Baseball Operations.
“Throughout this extensive search process, we were determined to find the best person to run our baseball operations,” Detroit Tigers President and CEO, Christopher Ilitch said in a news release. “Scott’s vision for how to construct a baseball organization to compete and win in the modern game is impressive. His leadership ability is polished from both his experience as an executive at multiple levels and mentorship from some of the game’s most talented baseball operations leaders. Scott is a difference maker, innovator and fiercely competitive, always looking for an edge. We’re excited to welcome Scott and his fiancé, Elle, to the Tigers family, and look forward to the bright future of our organization.”
Harris will be officially introduced to Detroit media at an event in the Tiger Club at Comerica Park on Tuesday (Sept. 20) at 2:30 p.m.
“This is an exciting day for me and my family, and I’m humbled by the opportunity to lead baseball operations for the Detroit Tigers,” Harris said in a news release. “The Tigers have a rich history and tradition as a charter member of the American League, and I can’t wait to get to work on the next chapter of Tigers baseball. I’d like to thank Chris Ilitch for believing in my vision for this organization and being so accommodating throughout the interview process. I’d also like to thank Greg Johnson, Rob Dean, Farhan Zaidi, Larry Baer and the entire Giants organization for their support over the last three years.”