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Jan 25, 2015 10:51 AM

Rob Manfred takes over as MLB commissioner


Major League Baseball commissioner-elect Rob Manfred officially became the commissioner at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, according to an article by MLB.com's Paul Hagen.

In this article on ESPN.com, Manfred's top priorities that include promoting youth outreach and player relations are outlined.

Manfred is succeeding Bud Selig who retired after serving as the MLB's commissioner for 23 years. He will be the league's 10th commissioner.

Manfred was elected to take over for Selig by a unanimous vote back in Aug. 2014, according to MLB.com.


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