Baer to take leave of absence, Giants’ executive team will manage day-to-day affairs

President/CEO was involved in physical altercation with wife on Friday

Karl Buscheck
March 04, 2019 - 10:49 am

Larry Baer, who was caught on film in a physical altercation on Friday in a San Francisco plaza, is stepping away from the Giants indefinitely.

The club released a statement, from Board of Directors of San Francisco Baseball Associates on Behalf of the Giants Ownership Group, on Monday morning:

“The Board of Directors of San Francisco Baseball Associates is closely monitoring the matter involving Giants President and CEO Larry Baer.  Pursuant to League policy, Major League Baseball is taking the lead in gathering all facts surrounding the situation. The organization is cooperating fully with the process.

Mr. Baer has acknowledged that his behavior was unacceptable, apologized to the organization and is committed to taking steps to make sure that this never happens again. He has also requested, and the Board has accepted, his request to take personal time away from the Giants beginning today. The Board has asked the Giants executive team to manage the day to day operations of the Club during this period, reporting directly to the Board.  

As leaders in the community, we at the Giants hold ourselves to the highest standards and those standards will guide how we consider this matter moving forward.

We have no further comment at this time.”

Baer initially joined the Giants back in 1992 and his since become one of the most influential executives in baseball and one of the most prominent businessmen in San Francisco.

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