By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Major League Baseball suspended San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer on Tuesday morning. MLB Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. announced Baer cannot work until July 1st, 2019.
In addition, his suspension is without pay. Baer previously took a leave of absence from the team earlier this month, but MLB has converted it to an unpaid suspension.
He cannot have no involvement with the team during his suspension. The team will be run by an interim point person, which is appointed by the team’s ownership group.
MLB is also requiring Baer to see an expert to do an evaluation. This will be part of a counseling plan to help Baer moving forward.
TMZ broke the story that Baer and his wife Pam got into an altercation in a San Francisco park earlier this month. During the altercation, while his wife was sitting down, he took the phone from her and she fell out of the chair and onto the ground while screaming for help.
“At my direction, the Department of Investigations conducted an investigation into the March 1, 2019 video-recorded incident involving Larry Baer,” Commissioner Manfred Jr. said. “I also personally met with Mr. 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.
“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. Base on my conversations with Mr. Baer, it is clear that he regrets what transpired and takes responsibility for his conduct.”