EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings have borrowed their new Chief Operating officer from the game of baseball, selecting Toronto Blue Jays executive Andrew Miller to run the football club. 

Miller ran the Blue Jays' business operations for four years, which included making capital improvements at Rogers Centre and the team's spring training facilities. Miller also led the implementation of new business departments focused on fan engagement, fan services, strategy and analytics and also oversaw the improvement of business-related systems and processes. 

“Andrew is a first class individual, known for his integrity, strong business acumen, and collaborative approach," said Vikings owner and President Mark Wilf. "He cares deeply about people and their development and is acutely focused on every way in which he can improve the organization."

“I am honored to join an organization with such a deep tradition as the Minnesota Vikings and work with the Wilf family, who have demonstrated such a strong commitment to the community,” said Miller in a prepared statement. “I am excited to be a part of the Vikings organization and positively impact our fans, who are among the most passionate in all sports. My family and I look forward to immersing ourselves in the state of Minnesota.”

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Before his time with the Blue Jays Miller spent a decade in the Cleveland Indians organization in a variety of jobs.He replaces Kevin Warren, who became Big Ten commissioner in June after 15 years with the Vikings.