Kevin Mather has resigned from his role as the team president and CEO of the Seattle Mariners effective immediately, a statement from the team detailed on Monday. (Seattle Mariners on Twitter)
A statement from the team earlier on Monday detailed the resignation and discussed plans for the future. The resignation comes as no surprise after Mather's comments in an early February zoom meeting with the Bellevue Rotary Club became public. He made highly insensitive comments about several former and current foreign-born players and discussed service time suppression for the team's top prospects, among other things. "I offer my sincere apology on behalf of the club and my partners to our players and fans. We must be, and do, better. We have a lot of work to do to make amends." Team chairman John Stanton wrote in the statement. He will take over as the interim president until a replacement can be found. He certainly has his work cut out for him as the front office's reputation took a serious hit in the eyes of both players and fans.