The Detroit Tigers have hired Jeff Greenberg as their new general manager, filling out their front office a year after Scott Harris joined the team as president of baseball operations.

Greenberg spent the past two seasons as associate general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks, whom he joined after a decade with the Chicago Cubs.

"I'm thrilled to add an executive of Jeff's quality to our baseball operations leadership team," Harris said in a statement.

"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."