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The Mariners this morning made official what had become apparent last Friday: Eric Wedge is their new manager. Here is the story we already put up on the Seattle Times website.
Wedge, who is flying into Seattle today from his Richfield, Ohio home, will be introduced Tuesday at a press conference at Safeco Field at 1 p.m. By all reports, he received a three-year deal.
Here are a couple of quotes from the Mariners news release:
From Jack Zduriencik: “Eric brings the energy, passion and leadership that we think is important as we move forward, and he has a track record of winning at the major league and minor league levels. Eric has taken clubs to the playoffs and he has twice won 90 games at the major league level. As a former Manager of the Year he has experience working with both veteran and younger players and as we move ahead we look forward to his contributions.”
From Wedge: “I think this is a terrific opportunity and I am excited to be a part of it. Seattle is a great city for me and my family. With the fan support, the ballpark, the ownership and management, the Mariners are in a great position to be very successful.”