San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer addressed a video released by TMZ Friday showing Baer in a physical altercation with his wife.
Per TMZ, "Multiple people witnessed Baer and his wife, Pam, in a loud verbal argument around noon on Friday at a park in San Fran. At one point, Larry was trying to pry a cell phone out of Pam's hands, which she clearly did not want to give up."
After the video was released, Baer spoke to the San Francisco Chronicle.
"My wife and I had an unfortunate public argument related to a family member and she had an injured foot and she fell off her chair in the course of the argument," he said. "The matter is resolved. It was a squabble over a cell phone. Obviously it’s embarrassing.”
Baer has been the Giants' CEO since 2012 but worked for the team as early as 1980 as a marketing director. He helped the Giants form an ownership group that prevented the franchise from moving to Tampa Bay in the early 1990s.
In a statement, Major League Baseball told ESPN's Jeff Passan that it is investigating the incident.
“Major League Baseball is aware of the incident and, just like any other situation like this, will immediately begin to gather the facts. We will have no further comment until this process is completed.”
Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy does apply to front-office members, which could lead to discipline for Giants CEO Larry Baer. The presence of the videos offers concrete evidence, and without nearly as much, MLB has levied significant suspensions on players.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 1, 2019