On August 31, 2015, Mark Shapiro announced that he would take over as President and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays at the end of the 2015 season. Shapiro has been in the Cleveland Indians organization since 1991. He had worked his way up from player development director to assistant GM, and in 2001 became general manager. Shapiro was named Executive of the Year by the Sporting News in 2005 and 2007. At the end of the 2010 season, he became the Cleveland Indians team president.
Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication to Cleveland for the last 24 years. Toronto is lucky to have you.
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