The Seattle Mariners issued an announcement on Monday asserting that Kevin Mather has resigned as president and CEO of the group.
Mather’s resignation comes a day after a video of his controversial comments about the team went viral. Mariners chairman and managing associate John Stanton mentioned Monday that he’s “extraordinarily upset” and reiterated that Mather’s views don’t symbolize these of the group.
Stanton says he’ll function president and CEO till a successor is chosen.
Mather gave inside information about the Mariners throughout his go to to the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Membership on Feb. 5. The video, which was not uploaded to YouTube till Sunday, featured him capturing the breeze about Seattle’s monetary scenario, contract talks with varied gamers, and short- and long-term plans for most of the group’s prospects.
Mather ended up getting a participant’s identify fallacious, mentioned a prospect wouldn’t be known as up this 12 months and that the prospect’s English wasn’t nice, divulged plans about Kyle Seager, and mentioned that he didn’t like paying a wage for one of many group’s former pitcher’s translators.
He issued an apology, but it surely was clearly too late.