MILWAUKEE Giants executive Larry Baer was approved as the team's control person Thursday in a vote by Major League Baseball's 29 other teams. There is no word on the actual vote, but Baer's approval required affirmation from 23 teams.
Baer answered questions from MLB's ownership committee on Wednesday in advance of the vote.
Baer is scheduled to officially take the position of CEO from Bill Neukom at the end of this calendar year.
The San Francisco native has been with the Giants since 1992, when he was named executive vice president as part of the group that bought the Giants from Bob Lurie and kept them in San Francisco.
Baer is responsible for the overall day-to-day functioning of the club, both on the business and baseball sides of the operation. He also serves on the Board of Major League Baseball Enterprises, which oversees national TV and radio contract negotiations, national sponsorship and licensing programs as well as the overall marketing of the industry.
The following is a press release from the commissioner's office:
Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced today that the Major League owners have formally approved the designation of Larry Baer as the control person of the San Francisco Giants. The Major League Clubs voted during todays quarterly ownership meetings.
Each Major League Club has a designated control person who is accountable to Major League Baseball for the operation of the Club and for the Clubs compliance with the rules of Baseball.