The Seattle Mariners issued a statement on Monday announcing that Kevin Mather has resigned as president and CEO of the organization.
Mather’s resignation comes a day after a video of his controversial comments about the team went viral. Mariners chairman and managing partner John Stanton said Monday that he is “extremely disappointed” and reiterated that Mather’s views do not represent those of the organization.
Stanton says he will serve as president and CEO until a successor is chosen.
Mather gave inside information about the Mariners during his visit to the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club on Feb. 5. The video, which was not uploaded to YouTube until Sunday, featured him shooting the breeze about Seattle’s financial situation, contract talks with various players, and short- and long-term plans for many of the team’s prospects.
Mather ended up getting a player’s name wrong, said a prospect wouldn’t be called up this year and that the prospect’s English wasn’t great, divulged plans about Kyle Seager, and said that he didn’t like paying a salary for one of the team’s former pitcher’s translators.
He issued an apology, but it was obviously too late.