The San Francisco Giants have hired Houston assistant general manager Pete Putila as their new GM.
President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi announced Monday night that Putila will replace Scott Harris, who was hired as GM for the Detroit Tigers last month.
Putila becomes the second in command in the San Francisco front office under the president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi.
“We’re all excited to have Pete joining our Baseball Operations leadership team,” Zaidi said in a statement.
“Pete has a stellar reputation in the industry as a creative thinker and strong collaborator, and we view him as a seamless fit with our culture of embracing a growth mindset on and off the field.
“We’ve prioritized player development up to and including the major leagues, and Pete’s experience and thought leadership in this space will be a tremendous asset as we continue to strengthen our talent pipeline and build a sustainable winner in San Francisco.”
About Pete Putila:
The 33-year-old Carmichaels, Pa., native spent 12 years with the Astros, the past three as assistant GM, during which time Houston got to the 2020 American League Championship Series and the 2021 World Series. The Astros kick off their 2022 postseason in the AL Division Series against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday.
The Astros combined regular season record during his three years as an Assistant GM was 230-154 (.599), the second-best winning percentage of any team in the Majors since 2020 behind only the Dodgers (260-124, .677).
Pete Putila said in a statement, “I’m very excited for this opportunity and I look forward to collaborating with Farhan and the leadership team. I am both humbled and eager to continue building the winning culture our fans expect and deserve.”