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Tag: Eric Wedge

Oct.
22nd

Cross another managerial candidate off the list: Bryan Price to manage the Reds

There are no major updates with the Mariners’ managerial search. Formal interviews have yet to take place. General manager Jack Zduriencik is still whittling down his list of potential candidates. Per a Mariners’ source, his initial list was quite lengthy.

You can cross Bryan Price off the list of potential managers for the Seattle Mariners. Late Monday evening word broke that Price was named the Reds manager.

Price, who has served as the pitching coach for the Reds for the last four seasons, replaces Dusty Baker, who was fired after the season. He served as the Mariners pitching coach under

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Sep.
27th

Wedge tells Mariners he will not return next year

Mariners manager Eric Wedge told the team Friday morning he will not be returning. / AP photo
Mariners manager Eric Wedge told the team Friday morning he will not be returning. / AP photo

Earlier today Eric Wedge notified the Seattle Mariners that he has chosen not to return to manage the club in 2014.  He and the club agreed that he will manage the team for the final three games of this season and will fulfill the remainder of his contract (which expires October 31, 2013).  The 2013 season was his third in the position.

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Sep.
15th

Sunday’s line-ups, official game notes, updated stats vs. the St. Louis Cardinals

Brad Miller is out for at least a few days with a strained hamstring.

“He’s not going to do anything today,” manager Eric Wedge said. “He’s sore and tight. We’ll just take it day to day. But it’s going to be at least a couple of days.”

Miller suffered the strain running to first on a sacrifice bunt in last night’s win.

“He runs hard and plays hard,” Wedge said. “I think it’s good we got him out of there when we did, so it doesn’t go to the next level.”

Carlos Triunfel will get the starts at shortstop

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Sep.
13th

Friday’s line-ups, official game notes and updated stats vs. the St. Louis Cardinals

The Mariners open a 10-game, 10-day road trip tonight starting with a three-game series against the Cardinals. And if that isn’t tough enough, they face the Tigers for four games. Both teams are vying for their division titles. So these games won’t be easy for the Mariners, who just got swept at home by the Astros.

“You are playing two of the best teams, if not the two best teams, in all of baseball in their backyards in the middle of September,” Mariners manager Eric Wedge said. “It’s going to be a great atmosphere, a great challenge for our

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Aug.
20th

Chuck Armstrong chooses not to comment on report of possible one-year contract extension for Zduriencik

With the Seattle Mariners almost certainly heading toward their fifth losing season in six years, the status of general manager Jack Zduriencik’s future employment has been in question in the past few months.

Zduriencik’s two-year extension, which he received in 2011, is up after this season.

There is much debate among the Mariners fanbase whether or not Zduriencik should be retained for next season. Of those five losing campaigns, four have come on his watch since he was hired to replace fired general manager Bill Bavasi after the 2008 season. Zduriencik’s only winning season as GM came in 2009 when

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Aug.
19th

Monday’s line-ups, pregame info, official game notes, updated stats vs. the Oakland A’s

It appears that Eric Wedge will be back in the dugout and leading the Seattle Mariners this weekend.

Last week in Tampa, acting manager Robby Thompson and general manager Jack Zduriencik both said there was a strong possibility that the Mariners manager could return to his position during the upcoming six-day, six-game home stand that starts Friday against the Los Angeles Angels.

On Monday, Thompson was even a little more definitive saying Wedge will “be back on Friday.”

“He’s champing at the bit,” Thompson said.

Thompson did not say whether Wedge would be back managing in a

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Aug.
4th

Zduriencik: Stephen Pryor shut down for the season, Wedge won’t return next week

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik announced that hard-throwing reliever Stephen Pryor is being shut down for the season with an injury to his triceps muscle.

Pryor, who has been on some form of the disabled list since April 15 with a torn lat muscle, was rehabbing the injury with Triple A Tacoma when he felt pain in the triceps of his throwing arm while warming up on Friday. They scratched him from his outing. He had magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on the arm on Saturday and Mariners team doctor Edward Khalfayan and the training staff reviewed the results.

“They didn’t

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Aug.
2nd

Wilhelmsen loses his closing job for the second time this season

If and when the Seattle Mariners find themselves in another save situation, Tom Wilhelmsen won’t be taking the mound for them to secure the win.

For the second time this season, Wilhelmsen has lost his closing job.

Acting manager Robby Thompson met with pitching coach Carl Willis before Friday’s game in Baltimore and made the decision to try someone other than Wilhelmsen in save situations.

“As of right now, maybe like we’ve done in the past, we’ll try to piece it together and match up,” Thompson said. “And we’ll go from there.”

Wilhelmsen was called on

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