Report: Contract extension ‘possible’ for Blue Jays CEO Mark Shapiro

Blue Jays president and CEO Mark Shapiro. (Nathan Denette/CP)

A contract extension for Toronto Blue Jays president and CEO Mark Shapiro is “possible,” The Athletic‘s Ken Rosenthal reports.

According to Rosenthal, both the team and Shapiro are open, but not close, to a new deal.

Shapiro, who is reportedly entering the final year of his contract with the Blue Jays, was named team president and CEO in August 2015 after 24 years in the Cleveland Indians’ front office. He succeeded longtime Blue Jays president Paul Beeston.

The 52-year-old executive was at the helm when Toronto made a run to the ALCS in 2016 following a wild-card berth. The Blue Jays have failed to make the playoffs in the past three seasons, and finished 2019 with a 67-95 record.

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