Apple recently pulled from the Toronto Blue Jay’s 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. For those of you who didn’t know, Sartori has been with the Blue Jays since September of 2010 and will be leaving the post for a job handling the Sports section of the App Store according to SportsNet. No replacement has been decided upon as of right now.

Prior to his position as an 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 as well. Sartori was a graduate of Boston College and has also held positions at Pacific Growth Equities and Robertson Stephens.

His exact duties with Apple aren’t known as of yet but the position he is set to take on is said to be one at an executive-level. We’ll have to wait to find out but it is interesting to see Apple’s direction with their new hires.

Source: SportsNet