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Paul Beeston signed a contract to stay on with the Blue Jays as president and CEO until the end of the season — to which he will retire.
Rogers Communications, owner of the Jays, were under pressure to announce who would be taking over for Beeston, since his contract expired in October.
“We have been in discussions with Paul about his future with the team since his contract expired in October,” Rogers said in their emailed announcement Monday. “Make no mistake — we are elated to have Paul continue to lead the team for this season.”
Beeston, who will turn 70 this year, has served two stints as president since he began working for them in 1976. Famously, Beeston was also the first person to be hired by the Jays as an accountant. Beeston was also with the Jays when they won the World Series in 1992 and ’93.
Not making a statement since early December, Rogers announced in their press release that they are not yet disclosing any information about who will become the new president or when they will.