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Lloyd McClendon | Catcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (56) / 1/11/1959
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Lloyd McClendon has been named the new manager of the Tigers' Triple-A affiliate in Toledo.
McClendon was fired by the Mariners at the end of the 2015 regular season and replaced a few weeks later by Scott Servais. McClendon served as a bullpen and hitting coach with the Tigers under Jim Leyland, so this is a homecoming of sorts for the 56-year-old former major league utilityman. He is (or was) 499-607 lifetime as a big league skipper. Nov 23 - 3:06 PM

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Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Mariners will announce Scott Servais as their new manager on Friday.

Servais has history with new M's general manager Jerry Dipoto, as he was the assistant GM and ran the scouting and player development department under Dipoto in Anaheim. The 48-year-old has no prior managerial experience. Tim Bogar, who was a finalist for Seattle's manager gig, will serve as Servais' bench coach.
Oct 23 - 9:57 AM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports Scott Servais is considered a "strong front-runner" for the Mariners' managerial position.

Servais currently runs the Angels' scouting and player development department as the team's assistant general manager, so he has a history with new general manager Jerry Dipoto. Like many new managers these days, Servais has no managerial experience. The 48-year-old played parts of 11 years in the majors.
Oct 22 - 5:29 PM

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports that the Mariners interviewed Charlie Montoyo for their vacant managerial position on Monday.

Montoyo is the Rays' third base coach and was a longtime manager for their Triple-A affiliate in Durham. Former Rangers interim skipper Tim Bogar is viewed as the favorite to land the Mariners' gig. Seattle has also interviewed former big leaguers and Triple-A manager Phil Nevin.
Oct 19 - 7:02 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that Tim Bogar has emerged as the front-runner for the Mariners managerial opening.

Bogar has a long relationship with Mariners new general manager Jerry Dipoto, as he spent the 2015 season as a special assistant to him in Anaheim. He filled in as the interim manager for the Rangers after Ron Washington left midway through the 2014 campaign. Alex Cora is also in the mix for the M's opening.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 17 - 10:09 AM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Mariners will interview Phil Nevin for their vacant managerial position.

Nevin is a hot name among potential managerial candidates, as he's already interviewed for the openings in Washington, Miami and San Diego. The former big leaguers has been managing in the minors since 2010, most recently with Triple-A Reno in the Diamondbacks organization.
Oct 13 - 5:46 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mariners will fire manager Lloyd McClendon.

It's no surprise, as McClendon is a holdover from the Jack Zduriencik regime and new general manager Jerry Dipoto will want to bring in his own guy. Plus, the M's just completed a disappointing 76-86 season after some pundits in the spring predicted a playoff run. Heyman says that Tim Bogar, who was an interim manager with the Rangers in 2014 and served in a front-office capacity under Dipoto in Anaheim, would be a "prime candidate" to be Seattle's new skipper.
Oct 9 - 11:17 AM

Mariners hired Jerry Dipoto as general manager.

ESPN's Jim Bowden was the first to report the news and now the Mariners have confirmed that report. Dipoto will be introduced at a press conference Tuesday morning in Seattle. He served as the general manager of the Angels from October 2011 until July 1, 2015 -- when a fallout with owner-backed manager Mike Scioscia led to his resignation.
Sep 28 - 4:00 PM

According to ESPN's Jim Bowden, the Mariners are offering their GM job to Jerry Dipoto.

Yankees assistant general manager Billy Eppler has also been called a finalist for the vacancy in Seattle, but it sounds like the top choice to take over for Jack Zduriencik is Dipoto. (Jack Z was fired back in late August). Dipoto served as the general manager of the Angels from October 2011 until this past July, when he resigned after a falling out with owner-backed manager Mike Scioscia.
Sep 28 - 1:11 PM

The Mariners have fired general manager Jack Zduriencik.

Zduriencik has seemingly been on the hot seat for a few years now and it's not a surprise to see him get the boot in the midst of the Mariners' disappointing season. Assistant GM Jeff Kingston will handle the GM duties for the remainder of the season, although it's unclear whether he might be a candidate to get the full-time gig. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal says that the club has already reached out to former Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd.
Aug 28 - 11:33 AM

Mariners hired Edgar Martinez as hitting coach.

Howard Johnson, the club's now-former hitting coach, is being reassigned to a different role within the organization. Martinez played all 18 of his major league seasons in Seattle, tallying 2,247 hits with an exceptional .312/.418/.515 career slash line. He's probably the best pure DH in major league history and will bring a fresh perspective to the underperforming M's offense.
Jun 20 - 4:53 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon was ejected from Sunday's game against the Twins.

McClendon was yapping at home plate umpire Sean Barber on his way back to the dugout from visiting his starting pitcher Roenis Elias, and must've said the magic words as Barber gave him the early gate. It's the first time that McClendon has been tossed this year.
Apr 26 - 5:13 PM

The Mariners informed pitching coach Carl Willis that despite having a year remaining on his contract, that he would not be back with the team for the upcoming season.

The Mariners also re-assigned bullpen coach Jaime Navarro to the minor leagues. Willis, who was close friends with former manager Eric Wedge, said he'll continue to pursue other opportunities and understood that new manager Lloyd McClendon wanted to bring in his own coaching staff.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 06:58:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Trent Jewett is "almost certain" to become the Mariners bench coach.

Jewett has been a coach in the Nationals organization since 2009, serving as the third base coach during the 2013 season. Prior to his time with the Nats, he was a long-time minor league manager and coach in the Pirates organization, where he worked with M's new skipper Lloyd McClendon. He had been seen as a potential successor to Davey Johnson, and did interview to become the Nationals manager this offseason.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 07:06:00 PM

The Mariners have officially announced the hiring of Lloyd McClendon as manager.

Athletics bench coach Chip Hale, Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach and former major league infielder Joey Cora also received second interviews before the Mariners decided on McClendon. McClendon went 336–446 during his five years as the Pirates' manager, though he didn't have much talent on hand. He served as the Tigers' hitting coach for the last seven seasons.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 08:19:00 PM