MLB suspends Giants CEO Baer through July 1
12:35 PM ET
ESPN News Services
San Francisco Giants CEO and president Larry Baer has been suspended without pay through July 1, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement Tuesday.
An altercation between Baer and his wife, Pam, was caught on video, in which she screams, “Oh, my God! No!” while falling to the ground as her husband attempts to take a cellphone from her. The video, posted to TMZ on March 1, also showed Larry Baer holding the cellphone while walking away.
The San Francisco district attorney’s office said it would not file criminal charges against Baer. The couple, married for nearly three decades with four children, issued a joint statement March 1 saying they were “deeply embarrassed.”
Manfred, after meeting with the Giants CEO, ruled Baer’s leave of absence, which began March 4, is an unpaid suspension. Baer also must undergo an “appropriate treatment and counseling plan” after being evaluated by an expert.
“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,” Manfred said. “In determining the appropriate level of discipline, I find that Mr. Baer should be