Former Nationals president Stan Kasten sold his ownership stake in the Nationals this March and is no longer a part owner of the team, Kasten said in an e-mail today. There had been some rumblings about this for some time, but Kasten publicly acknowledged his official parting with the Nationals today.
Kasten has remained mum about his next line of work. Recently, he’s been rumored as a possible part of MLB’s takeover of the Dodgers day-to-day operations, but Kasten has given no indication of his immediate or long-term professional plans.
Last September, Kasten stepped down as Nationals president after a five-year reign in which he shaped the franchise at every level, even if some of his recommendations fell on deaf ears. Before March, Kasten had remained semi-active in some facets of the organization, including helping to finalize a new radio contract, dealing with legal matters in the Dominican Republic and researching new potential spring training sites.
Kasten remains close with the organization and the Lerner family. One day this past homestand, Kasten visited Nationals Park for a game and sat between General Manager Mike Rizzo and Mark Lerner in the front row behind home plate.