Executive VP Brosnan leaving position with MLB

Executive VP Brosnan leaving position with MLB

Tim Brosnan, Major League Baseball's executive vice president of business and chief executive officer of MLB Enterprises, will depart MLB at the end of January, it was announced Wednesday.

Brosnan joined MLB in 1991 as VP of business affairs for MLB International. In 2000, he was named executive VP of business, a capacity in which he managed numerous day-to-day business functions for the Office of the Commissioner. His duties spanned areas that included broadcasting and media rights, licensing, corporate sales, marketing, special events, MLB International, MLB Charities and MLB Productions.

"I thank Tim for more than two decades of dedicated service to Major League Baseball and our 30 clubs," Commissioner Bud Selig said. "His efforts benefited many facets of our game and contributed to the prosperous state of the National Pastime today. I wish Tim nothing but the best of luck in the future."

MLB chief operating officer Rob Manfred said: "Tim has been a great colleague for many years, and I know he will enjoy the same success in his future endeavors as he did with Major League Baseball."

"I want to thank Commissioner Selig for his leadership and for giving me the opportunity to work in the business of baseball," Brosnan said. "I thank the owners of the Major League clubs for their support and guidance during my tenure. And finally, I want to wish Rob Manfred the greatest success in his term as Commissioner."