Chief Operations & Strategy Officer
Chris Marinak manages Major League Baseball’s operations and strategy functions, including MLB’s fan-facing digital technology across MLB.com, the MLB and Ballpark Apps, MLB.TV, and Statcast. Marinak, who joined MLB in 2008, reports directly to Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. His team includes the marketing and editorial departments responsible for telling the story of baseball and bringing the game to the next generation of fans. He also leads MLB’s strategy function responsible for growing the reach of the game, working with the game’s Competition Committee on strategic baseball initiatives, and creating the Major League playing schedule. A former member of MLB’s Labor Relations Department, Marinak was a key part of the league’s bargaining team for two consecutive collective labor agreements. The alumnus of the University of Virginia, where he pitched for the Cavaliers baseball team, attended Harvard Business School. Marinak is a member of the Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame.