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Eric Wedge | Catcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (46) / 1/27/1968
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, the Mariners have hired Lloyd McClendon as manager.
And the news has now been confirmed by CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. McClendon had been serving as the Tigers' hitting coach under former manager Jim Leyland, who stepped down at the end of Detroit's postseason run and was quickly replaced by Brad Ausmus. The Mariners interviewed Athletics bench coach Chip Hale, Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach and former major league infielder Joey Cora before settling Tuesday on McClendon. He's replacing Eric Wedge, who resigned in September after three unsuccessful seasons. Tue, Nov 5, 2013 05:44:00 PM

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Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach will get a second interview for the Mariners' managerial opening.

That's the word from FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. A's bench coach Chip Hale, Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon and former Mariners infielder Joey Cora have also received second interviews. It's difficult to identify a frontrunner at this point. Eric Wedge stepped down in September after a three-year stint in Seattle.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 12:24:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Athletics bench coach Chip Hale recently had a second interview for the Mariners' managerial vacancy.

MLB.com's Greg Johns reports that Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon is getting a second interview, as well. Heyman says the Mariners are aiming to hire a skipper by the end of the week. Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach, Giants bench coach Ron Wotus, Padres bench coach Rick Renteria and former Mariners Joey Cora and Dave Valle are the other known candidate for the job.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 03:43:00 PM

According to Shannon Drayer, the Mariners have interviewed Joey Cora for their managerial vacancy, and is currently in Seattle for what is presumed to be a second interview.

Drayer also notes that Brad Ausmus could soon be headed to Seattle for a second interview as well. While the 48-year-old Cora doesn't have any managerial experience, he is highly respected around the game and served as Ozzie Guillen's bench coach for eight seasons in Chicago. Cora joins a lengthy list of candidates that includes Dave Valle, Tim Wallach, Ron Wotus, Chip Hale, Rick Renteria and Lloyd McClendon.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 09:28:00 PM

Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times reports that the Mariners fired bench coach Robby Thompson last week.

The news went largely unannounced as the M's organization is squarely focused on finding a managerial replacement for Eric Wedge. They have also informed third base coach Jeff Datz that while he would be welcomed back in a scouting role, he will no longer have a job on the Major League coaching staff. Thompson served as the M's manager for a month during the 2013 season after Wedge suffered a stroke.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 07:40:00 PM

According to Ted Keith of SI.com, the Mariners interviewed Dave Valle for their managerial vacancy this week.

Valle is a surprise candidate, as he has no managerial or coaching experience, but Keith writes that he is "well-known and regarded by the organization." Of course, he was drafted by Seattle in 1978 and spent his first 10 seasons in the majors with the club. Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach, Giants bench coach Ron Wotus, A's bench coach Chip Hale, Padres bench coach Rick Renteria and Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon are among the other candidates for the M's manager job.
Source: SI.com
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 04:53:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach will interview for the Mariners' managerial opening.

Wallach has already interviewed for the Tigers' job and has been a candidate for other managerial posts in the past. There are five known candidates for the M's job, as Wallach is joined by Giants bench coach Ron Wotus, A's bench coach Chip Hale, Padres bench coach Rick Renteria and Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 06:07:00 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Mariners have interviewed Giants bench coach Ron Wotus for their managerial opening.

A's bench coach Chip Hale, Padres bench coach Rick Renteria and Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon are among the long list of Mariners candidates. Renteria and McClendon are also in consideration for some of the other managerial vacancies around Major League Baseball. It's hard to identify a frontrunner at this point in Seattle.
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 01:25:00 PM

The Mariners will interview Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon for their vacant manager job, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.

Morosi had earlier reported that McClendon was expected to be a candidate, and now it is official. McClendon has also interviewed for the Tigers' vacancy. The Mariners interviewed Athletics bench coach Chip Hale for the job on Wednesday.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 07:24:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mariners will interview Athletics bench coach Chip Hale for their managerial vacancy on Wednesday.

Hale has been the third base coach for Oakland since 2012 and previously worked as a coach with the Mets and Diamondbacks. He has managerial experience in the minor leagues. Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon and Giants bench coach Ron Wotus are among the other names linked to the M's job.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 11:12:00 AM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon is expected to be a candidate for the Mariners' managerial vacancy.

McClendon interviewed for the job when Eric Wedge was hired and evidently will get another shot. He also could get consideration for the Tigers' job following Jim Leyland's retirement. The Pirates went 336–446 during McClendon's five seasons as manager.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 07:31:00 PM

George A. King III of the New York Post reports that the Mariners have discussed the possibility of interviewing Yankees third base coach Rob Thomson for their managerial opening.

King says the M's have not yet asked the Yankees to interview Thomson. Reds pitching coach Bryan Price, former Chicago White Sox bench coach Joey Cora, Athletics bench coach Chip Hale, Giants bench coach Ron Wotus and Phillies third base coach Pete Mackanin are some other names being linked to the opening in Seattle.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 12:55:00 PM

FOX Sports reports that the Mariners recently contacted Lou Pinella regarding their managerial opening, but the 70-year-old told them he wasn't interested.

"I talked to them about the job, but that’s it," Pinella said. "There was nothing else to it. It was just conversation, nothing more." Pinella added that he's "happy doing what I’m doing, which is watching a little baseball, doing a little bit of television for the Yankees, 15 games or so a year. It keeps me involved a bit." Reds pitching coach Bryan Price, former Chicago White Sox bench coach Joey Cora, Athletics bench coach Chip Hale, Giants bench coach Ron Wotus and Phillies third base coach Pete Mackanin are on the Mariners' manager wish list.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 10:15:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Athletics bench coach Chip Hale, Giants bench coach Ron Wotus and Phillies third base coach Pete Mackanin are on the Mariners' manager wish list.

Heyman notes that they are "just three of probably close to a couple dozen names on their list," so it's not clear at this point if they might be among the favorites for the gig. Mackanin was just announced as the Phillies' third base coach Tuesday, but they'd probably let him interview for a manager job. The M's aren't expected to start the interview process for another week or so.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 06:31:00 PM

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik indicated Friday that their managerial search process has not yet begun.

Zduriencik said it would be another week or 10 days before they started the process, as he's still in the early stages of gathering names. The M's hadn't planned on searching for a replacement this offseason, but were dealt an unexpected blow when Eric Wedge announced he wouldn't be returning for the 2014 season.
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 02:07:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Chris Taylor
2Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Endy Chavez
CF1Austin Jackson
2Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Denorfia
DH1Kendrys Morales
2Corey Hart
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Chris Young
5Roenis Elias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Brandon Maurer
4Yoervis Medina
5Charlie Furbush
6Tom Wilhelmsen
7Joe Beimel
8Dominic Leone