Tigers hire Blackhawks’ Jeff Greenberg as general manager

The Detroit Tigers named Jeff Greenberg as the franchise’s 20th general manager on Thursday.Greenberg, 37, spent 11 seasons in the Chicago Cubs organization — the last three as assistant general manager — before working the last 16 months as an associate GM with the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks.The Tigers (71-81 entering Thursday), who are about to miss the playoffs for the ninth straight season, have been without a GM since firing Al Avila in August 2022.Greenberg will report to Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris, whose time with the Cubs (2012-19) overlapped with Greenberg.”I’m thrilled to add an executive of Jeff’s quality to our baseball operations leadership team,” Harris said. “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.”