The Seattle Mariners have found their manager.
According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, the Mariners will hire Lloyd McClendon as their manager.
McClendon beat out Chicago White Sox bench coach Joey Cora, Oakland Athletics‘ bench coach Chip Hale, San Diego Padres’ bench coach Rick Renteria and Los Angeles Dodgers; third base coach Tim Wallach for the job.
CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman confirmed the news.
McClendon has served as the Detroit Tigers‘ hitting coach since 2007 and has been with the Tigers since 2006.
McClendon has been a manager before, serving as the Pittsburgh Pirates‘ manager from 2001 until 2005. As the Pirates’ manager, McClendon compiled a 336-446 record.
Former Mariners’ manager Eric Wedge was 213-273 in three seasons in Seattle.
McClendon played in the MLB from 1987 until 1994, spending time with the Cincinnati Reds (1987–1988), Chicago Cubs (1989–1990) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1990–1994). He was originally drafted by the New York Mets, but never played for them. He was traded for the Mets could bring back one of their legendary players, pitcher Tom Seaver.