MLB chief investment officer Jonathan Mariner leaving

NEW YORK (AP) Jonathan Mariner is leaving his job as Major League Baseball's chief investment officer.

The commissioner's office said Friday his departure takes effect May 31. Mariner, the highest-ranking minority employee at the central office, worked for MLB for more than 14 years and will now ''pursue other interests.''

Commissioner Rob Manfred lauded Mariner for helping MLB maintain its level of financial stability.

Mariner was largely responsible for overseeing the league's $1.5 billion pension plan and its strategic investment fund. He also put in place a leaguewide financial reporting system.

Before joining the commissioner's office under Bud Selig in 2002, Mariner worked for nine years as executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Florida Marlins.

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