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Apple scoops up Toronto Blue Jays assistant GM for App Store position

Apple is pulling from the Toronto Blue Jays' bench to secure a new executive, as reports have the baseball team's assistant general manager Jay Sartori leaving to take over management of part of the App Store.

Sartori (center) will be leaving the Blue Jays next month to head up the Sports section of the App Store.
(image via SportsNet)

Sartori has been with the Blue Jays since September of 2010, will be leaving the post for a job handling the Sports section of Apple's App Store, according to SportsNet. The Jays manager will leave his position next month, and Toronto has yet to name a replacement.

Prior to his position as assistant general manager for the Blue Jays, Sartori directed baseball operations for the Washington Nationals. From 2005 to 2009, he managed salary and contract administration for Major League Baseball. A graduate of Boston College, Sartori has also held positions at Pacific Growth Equities and Robertson Stephens.

Sartori's exact duties with Apple are as yet unknown, but the position he is heading to is said to be at an executive-level.

AppleInsider has reached out for more information regarding the new hire and will update when a response is received.