Derek Jeter steps down as CEO of the Miami Marlins : NPR

Derek Jeter, CEO of the Miami Marlins, speaks with the information media earlier than a baseball recreation in opposition to the Philadelphia Phillies final yr in Miami. Jeter introduced a shock departure from the Miami Marlins on Monday.

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Derek Jeter, CEO of the Miami Marlins, speaks with the information media earlier than a baseball recreation in opposition to the Philadelphia Phillies final yr in Miami. Jeter introduced a shock departure from the Miami Marlins on Monday.

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Derek Jeter introduced he’s stepping down as CEO of the Miami Marlins, efficient instantly.

Jeter mentioned Monday that the present imaginative and prescient of the franchise and its future is “completely different than the one [he] signed as much as lead.”

“As we speak I’m asserting that the Miami Marlins and I are formally ending our relationship and I’ll now not function CEO nor as a shareholder within the Membership,” Jeter mentioned in his assertion.

“We had a imaginative and prescient 5 years in the past to show the Marlins franchise round, and as CEO, I’ve been proud to place my identify and popularity on the road to make our plan a actuality. By way of onerous work, belief and accountability, we remodeled each facet of the franchise, reshaping the workforce, and growing a long-term strategic plan for fulfillment,” he added.

Jeter thanked the Marlins employees, gamers, followers and the Miami neighborhood, saying the group is “stronger right this moment than it was 5 years in the past.”

Jeter joined the Marlins as a minority proprietor in September 2017 as part of the possession group led by Bruce Sherman that acquired the staff. He turned the Main League Baseball’s first Black CEO, in keeping with The Related Press.

Beneath Jeter’s management, the Marlins went 218-327 throughout his 4 seasons, ending with a file of 31-29 throughout the 2020 shortened season introduced on by the COVID-19 pandemic, AP reported. In full seasons, the Marlins completed 63-98, 57-105 and 67-95.

Sherman, Marlins chairman and majority proprietor, thanked Jeter for his time with the staff.

“The Miami Marlins and Derek Jeter introduced right this moment that they’ve agreed to formally finish their relationship. The Marlins thank Derek for his many contributions and want him luck in his future endeavors,” mentioned Sherman in a press release, in keeping with CBS Sports activities.

“We now have a deep bench of expertise that may oversee each enterprise and baseball selections whereas we work to determine a brand new CEO to guide our franchise. The possession group is dedicated to maintain investing in the way forward for the franchise — and we’re decided to construct a staff that may return to the postseason and excite Marlins followers and the local people,” Sherman added.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, Jr., additionally thanked Jeter. “On behalf of Main League Baseball, I thank Derek for his service to the Marlins, the communities of Miami and the sport. Derek is a winner on and off the sphere,” Manfred mentioned. “Derek is a pillar of our recreation and we sit up for his future contributions to Baseball,” he mentioned in a press release.

Earlier than Jeter stepped into management with the Marlins,he received the World Collection 5 occasions whereas enjoying his whole 20-year MLB profession with the New York Yankees, ultimately retiring from the league in 2014. Jeter was elected into the Baseball Corridor of Fame in 2020.

Since his main league debut in Could 1995, Jeter’s accolades embody being named Rookie of the Yr and the MVP of each a World Collection and an All-Star Sport.

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