Mariners president Chuck Armstrong confirmed that the organization had indeed given general manager Jack Zduriencik a contract extension for the 2014 season.
“Everything you’ve written about this is right,” he said.
Armstrong, who is Oakland with the team, said he wanted to clarify the situation, particularly in lieu of a story from CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, which speculated about the Mariners possibly pursuing Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.
Armstrong said Zduriencik’s extension was signed in the offseason, which is why when asked about Zduriencik’s contract status going forward at the baseball winter meetings in December, he replied “Jack has nothing to worry about.”
“You did a nice of connecting the dots on that,” he said.
This whole concept of the Mariners not discussing contracts isn’t new. But on August 31, 2011, they announced Zduriencik’s first contract extension.