Per Mariners sources, Zduriencik and Hale did meet in Phoenix. But it wasn’t necessarily a formal interview. Zduriencik is said to still be combing through an extensive list of candidates and trying to whittle it down to a workable number of finalists.
The meeting with Hale was also convenient since Zduriencik is in Arizona scouting the Arizona Fall League and Hale resides in Tucson. Hale has been a candidate all along. He interviewed for the position in 2009.
The Mariners expect that Zduriencik will have a list of final candidates in the a week or so.