Former Tigers GM Randy Smith joins Japanese team
Former Tigers general manager Randy Smith has accepted a position as a senior advisor for the Nippon Ham Fighters of the Pacific League.
Smith, 53, was let go in October from his job as the vice-president of player development and international scouting for the San Diego Padres.
In Detroit, Smith posted one of the worst records (398-554) as Tigers GM from 1996-2002.
In Japan, he joins a team which won the championship last year.