Larry Baer, president and CEO of the San Francisco Giants, is taking a leave of absence following a videotaped argument with his wife on Friday. In a statement released Monday morning, the team said Baer requested leave and the board of directors granted it, adding the Giants' remaining executive team will manage the day-to-day operations of the club in Bear's absence. quot;The Board of Directors of San Francisco Baseball Associates is closely monitoring the matter involving Giants President and CEO Larry Baer," the statement read.