Donn McMichael is stepping back from his role as the Canberra Cavalry's chief executive for the upcoming Australian Baseball League season.
The administrative change will leave all of his previous responsibilities to director Dan Amodio for that period, including recruitment for next week's opening series and the rest of Canberra's 2020-21 campaign.
McMichael will retain his co-ownership in the Cavalry despite stepping away this season.
His departure comes after ABL boss Cam Vale met with the Cavalry's players and management last week, holding crisis talks to ensure their season went ahead.
There were major concerns the club would not be able to field a team in next Friday's season-opening series against the Perth Heat.
It led to the on-field group voicing their concerns about the roster with management late last week, with potential spots at next year's Tokyo Olympic Games at stake.
The Cavalry's six imports arrived in Sydney and started their two-week quarantine over the weekend, including former Major League pitcher Shawn Morimando, Zach Wilson, Tucker Nathans, Chavez Young, Samad Taylor and Mikey Reynolds.
Nathans, who returns for his second ABL stint, could be available for the second match against Perth on Saturday, December 19.
But the imports may want to train first before playing any ABL matches following a fortnight of travel and strict quarantine.
The Brisbane Bandits have offered their development players to help bolster Canberra's ranks for the series, while 14-16 unsigned players from around the country could also be called on.
Australian Baseball League
Round one:December 18: Canberra Cavalry v Perth Heat in Perth, 10pm. December 19 7pm and 10pm. December 20 7pm.