By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer --

Seattle Mariners CEO Kevin Mather has resigned after video surfaced of him expressing his views about some players and club operations.

Mariners Chairman John Stanton says Mather's comments were inappropriate and do not represent the views of the franchise. Mather's resignation is effective immediately. Stanton will take on the roles of CEO and team president on an interim basis.

Mather issued an apology for his comments, which were made Feb. 5 to the Bellevue, Washington, Breakfast Rotary Club and were posted online over the weekend.

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