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February 15, 2011 at 9:09 AM

Mariners confirm Ken Griffey Jr. hired as special consultant

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The Mariners just confirmed our report that Ken Griffey Jr. has been hired as a special consultant by the ballclub.
A release put out by the team states that Griffey “will be involved in numerous areas of the Mariners franchise, including, but not limited to, Major League Baseball Operations, player development, our minor league system marketing, broadcasting and community relations.”
The team says Griffey will join the club in Peoria for a portion of spring training. As we told you earlier, he has prior commitments outside the country through the rest of February, so he won’t be here until March. He will make trips to Seattle during the year as well as to the team’s minor league affiliates.
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Griffey issued a statement saying: “I’m looking forward to staying very involved with the Mariners, working with the players throughout the organization, staying involved with the community and assisting in other areas of the organization. It’s an exciting time and I’m appreciative of the opportunity.”
Mariners president Chuck Armstrong said in a release: “Ken has been steadfast in his desire to continue his relationship with the Mariners since his return to Seattle in 2009. We have designed a position that will allow Ken to continue to help the franchise succeed on and off the field by sonsulting with a variety of departments here with the Mariners.”

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