January 26, 2015

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays say Paul Beeson will remain as team president through the end of this season.

Rogers Communications, which owns the team, announced Monday that Beeston signed a contract extension with the club and plans to retire at the end of the season.

Beeston's contract expired in October. Toronto had made overtures to Baltimore's Dan Duquette and Kenny Williams of the Chicago White Sox.

Toronto chairman Edward Rogers said the team had been in discussions about Beeston's future since his contract ended.

The announcement said the successor to the 69-year-old will start when Beeston retires.

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