Mariners Name Lloyd McClendon Manager

Lloyd McClendon has been named the new manager of the Seattle Mariners.

Lloyd McClendon has been manager of the Seattle Mariners.

There was a lot of activity at Safeco Field today, which means the Hot Stove League is more than fired up. In addition to the great news that Hisashi Iwakuma has been named one of three finalists for the AL Cy Young Award, and Raul Ibanez winning the Hutch Award, we also named a new manager.

Lloyd McClendon will take over as skipper of the Mariners beginning in 2014. The former Pittsburgh Pirates manager and Detroit Tigers hitting coach, McClendon brings over 34 years of professional baseball experience to Seattle. We are looking forward to meeting Lloyd when he is introduced to the Seattle media on Thursday.

In the meantime, here is the news release that went out to the media today.

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