MLB suspends Larry Baer without pay through and including July 1

Baer: ‘I respect and accept the Commissioner's decision, and appreciate the fair and thorough process’

Karl Buscheck
March 26, 2019 - 8:29 am

Commissioner Rob Manfred announced on Tuesday morning that Larry Baer, CEO and President of the San Francisco Giants, has been suspended without pay in the wake of a physical altercation with his wife, Pam.

Baer’s leave of absence, which began on March 4, will be converted into a suspension running through and including July 1.

In a statement, Manfred said his Department of Investigations began its investigation on March 1 and that he personally met with Baer.

“Based on my review of the results of the investigation, I have concluded that Mr. Baer's conduct was unacceptable under MLB policies and warrants discipline,” Manfred said. “In determining the appropriate level of discipline, I find that Mr. Baer should be held to a higher standard because as a leader he is expected to be a role model for others in his organization and community. Based on my conversation with Mr. Baer, it is clear that he regrets what transpired and takes accountability for his conduct.”

Baer offered his only statement, via the club, saying, “I respect and accept” the decision:

The the Board of Directors of San Francisco Baseball Associates, on behalf of the Giants Ownership Group, also released a statement, detailing that Baer will remain CEO and president upon his return. But, Baer will not maintain his post as "control person" with MLB.

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