New York :
The tone and the way Kevin Mather, until this monday, CEO and President of the Seattle Mariners, he expressed himself about the players during a presentation he made at a business meeting, earlier this month, it cost him his departure from office after receiving a generalized rejection reaction.
Statement from Mariners President and Partner John Stanton:
Kevin Mather immediately resigns as President and CEO. Like all of you, I was very disappointed when I heard about Kevin Mather’s recent comments. pic.twitter.com/5tGQtsggcH
– Seattle Mariners (@LosMarineros) February 22, 2021
Mather resigned from office and the managing partner of the Mariners, John stanton, reported in a statement that it was “Extremely disappointed” when he learned of Mather’s comments, which were made in a business meeting in Washington, on February 5 and posted online over the weekend.
In their statements, Mather spoke about former Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, who was hired in January as a special assignment coach with the club, and your need for a translator and your limited English skills, which he considered something negative, the fact that he had to pay his salary and then another $ 75,000 to the translator.
The Major League Baseball Players Association today released the following statement regarding recent statements made by Seattle Mariners President and CEO Kevin Mather: pic.twitter.com/pJCRyDLKpO
– MLBPA in Spanish (@PELOTEROS_MLB) February 22, 2021
He also referred to the minor league outfielder, the Dominican Julio Rodríguez, who is ranked the ninth-best promise in the majors.
“Julio Rodríguez has a bigger personality that all of you together. Is noisy. Your english is very badHe commented.
– Julio Y. Rodriguez🇩🇴🦁 (@J_RODshow) February 21, 2021
Thatl latest Mather incident within the organization after you already received complaints of harassment by two former employees, the former Mather executives and then-Executive Vice President Bob Aylward, and it was revealed in a 2018 report from The Seattle Times.
The team said it had “made amends” for those employees. The claims date back to the late 2000s.
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