Giants hire Astros’ Pete Putila as new general manager to replace Scott Harris

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants have hired Houston Assistant General Manager Pete Putila as their new GM.

Baseball Operations President Farhan Zaidi announced Monday night that Putila will replace Scott Harris, who was hired as GM for the Detroit Tigers last month.

“Pete has an excellent reputation in the industry as a creative thinker and strong contributor, and we see him as a seamless complement to our culture of embracing a growth mentality on and off the field,” said Zaidi. “We have prioritized player development up to and including the major leagues, and Pete’s experience and thought leadership in this area will be a tremendous asset as we continue to strengthen our talent pipeline and build a sustainable winner in San Francisco.”

Putila, 33, was in his 12th season with the Astros and his third as assistant general manager. Houston has advanced into the postseason as an assistant GM in each of Putila’s three seasons, reaching the World Series last season and the American League Championship Series in 2020.

“I am very excited about this opportunity and look forward to working with Farhan and the leadership team,” said Putila. “I am both humbled and eager to continue building the winning culture that our fans expect and deserve.” Giants hire Astros’ Pete Putila as new general manager to replace Scott Harris

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