Sources: Tigers hiring Giants GM Harris as pres.

by Daryn Albert - The Tigers are hiring Giants GM Scott Harris as their new president of baseball operations, sources told ESPN.

Sources: Detroit Tigers hiring San Francisco Giants GM Scott Harris as president of baseball operations 3:26 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insider Author of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports" The Detroit Tigers are hiring San Francisco Giants general manager Scott Harris as their new president of baseball operations, sources told ESPN on Monday. Harris' rise in the industry has been meteoric and he's been seen as a future front-office star. He first joined the Chicago Cubs ' front office in 2012 and worked there for eight years before accepting the Giants' GM job after the 2019 season. The Tigers have a lot of good young pitching and some star-level positional talent. Detroit had hoped the promotion of top prospects Spencer Torkelson and Riley Greene , the emergence of young pitchers Casey Mize , Matt Manning and Tarik Skubal and the signings of shortstop Javier Baez ($140 million) and starter Eduardo Rodriguez ($77 million) would push them toward contending for the first time since a run of four consecutive playoff seasons from 2011 to 2014. But their lack of a step forward this year led to the firing of longtime general manager Al Avila last month. Harris joins manager A.J. Hinch and assistant general managers Sam Menzin, Jay Sartori and David Chadd to form the new Tigers' brain trust.