Major League Baseball Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred has been elected the 10th Commissioner in MLB history.
Manfred has been the right-hand man of Bud Selig, who he will succeed. The official final vote was a unanimous 30-0 for Manfred over Red Sox chairman Tom Werner, but that was just a symbolic gesture. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported that Werner initially received eight votes, with those votes coming from the Red Sox, White Sox, Blue Jays, Diamondbacks, Angels, A's, Reds and Nationals. Eventually, though, the holdouts gave him. Manfred will officially replace Selig on January 25 of next year.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 06:32:00 PM