MLB brings in Ken Griffey Jr. to be senior adviser to commissioner

SEATTLE — In the quest to grow the game with a younger audience, Major League Baseball has turned to “The Kid” to bring the kids back to baseball. On Friday, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that Ken Griffey Jr. has been named as a senior adviser to the commissioner. While the job comes with multiple responsibilities, Griffey’s consultation role will have “a special emphasis on baseball operations and youth baseball development, particularly regarding improving diversity at amateur levels of the game.” “We are thrilled that Ken will represent Major League Baseball on some of our sport’s …

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