Mariners president Kevin Mather resigns after disparaging comments are made public

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The Seattle Mariners announced Monday that president Kevin Mather has resigned from his position following his disparaging comments that surfaced in a leaked video over the weekend. Mariners chairman and managing partner John Stanton will act as acting president and CEO until a successor is chosen, the team said in a statement.

Mather, speaking in a Zoom meeting with a Seattle-area rotary club earlier this month, made remarks about suppressing player’s service time and criticized the English of one of the Mariners’ prospects. He issued an apology on Sunday night before resigning Monday.

“Like all of you, I was extremely disappointed when I learned of Kevin Mather’s recent comments,” Stanton said in a statement. “His comments were inappropriate and do not represent our organization’s feelings about our players, staff and fans.”

This is a developing story. CBS Sports will provide updates as needed.

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