Tigers Name Jeff Greenberg As New General Manager
The Detroit Tigers named Jeff Greenberg as the team's new general manager on Thursday morning.
Greenberg is the 20th general manager in team history. He will report directly to President of Baseball Operations, Scott Harris.
The 37 year old Greenberg has previous administrative experience with the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League.
He commented on his hire:
“It’s an extraordinary honor to take on this role with one of the most historic franchises in Major League Baseball, throughout my conversations with Scott, Chris Ilitch and the rest of the team with the Tigers, it became clear that this organization is headed in a great direction with an incredible culture of development and innovation that I’m excited to be part of. Another constant message in those conversations was that Tigers fans want to see winning baseball deep into October. I’m excited to get to work with our front office on off-season and longer-term plans to make that our reality.”
Scott Harris had this to say about Thursday's official hire:
“I’m thrilled to add an executive of Jeff’s quality to our baseball operations leadership team, throughout this search, it was important for me to find someone who can fit seamlessly into the culture we’re building here. I also wanted to bring in someone with a fresh perspective and new ideas that could challenge us on a daily basis and make us all better as we strive towards our goal of bringing postseason baseball back to Detroit. We’re excited to welcome Jeff, his wife, Erin, and their sons, Leo and Sam to the Tigers family.”
The Tigers are currently 71-81 with ten games remaining in the 2023 regular season. With one more loss, the team would clinch their seventh straight losing season.