Seattle Mariners promote Justin Hollander to general manager

Oct 2, 2022, 10:06 AM | Updated: 4:52 pm

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Justin Hollander and Jerry Dipoto smile before making the Mariners' first pick in the 2022 MLB Draft. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)

(Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)

Fresh off clinching the first postseason appearance in 21 years, the Seattle Mariners announced the promotion of Justin Hollander to general manager on Sunday morning.

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Hollander, who has been assistant GM under Jerry Dipoto since November 2018, takes over the position from Dipoto to become the 10th general manager in Mariners history.

“Justin has been an integral part of our Baseball Ops leadership group and a wonderful partner to me throughout our time together,” said Dipoto, who continues in the role of Mariners president of baseball operations, in a press release. “His passion, intelligence, people skills and creativity show up every day. Moving forward, the Mariners are simply a better organization with Justin in this role.”

Officially, Hollander’s new title is executive vice president and general manager of baseball operations. Currently in his sixth season with the Mariners, he joined the organization as director of baseball operations on Sept. 23, 2016, and has been promoted twice since, most recently to vice president and assistant general manager of baseball operations on Jan. 30, 2020.

“My family and I are incredibly excited about this opportunity,” Hollander, 44, said in the press release. “… The chance to continue working with Jerry, (manager) Scott (Servais) and all of our baseball operations group as the General Manager and to be a part of playoff baseball coming back to Seattle is a dream come true for me.”

Per the press release, “Justin was already fully involved in all areas of the Mariners Major League operations as well as player procurement, negotiations of Major League contracts and 40-man roster composition. He recently led the negotiations which resulted in Luis Castillo agreeing to a five-year contract extension. Hollander also provides oversight for the Baseball Operations front office and analytics staff and is also the primary liaison to Major League Baseball / Office of the Commissioner.”

Hollander is a native of Dayton, Ohio, a 2001 graduate of Ohio State University (B.S., business administration and marketing) and has a law degree from the University of San Diego (2004). He spent nine years in the Los Angeles Angels front office starting in 2008 before joining the Mariners.

Hollander was a guest last week on The Dugout with Seattle Sports’ Bump and Stacy. You can listen to the interview in the player below beginning around the 24:30 mark.

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