Mariners to give Lloyd McClendon his second manager’s job.
A tweet from Jon Heyman…
mcclendon gets mariners job, confirmed. puget sound is correct.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 5, 2013
Lloyd McClendon had interviewed for the Seattle Mariners manager’s position in 2010, and Seattle eventually selected Eric Wedge. Now, McClendon will replace the man who was awarded the job over him.
This will be McClendon’s second go around as a MLB skipper. He managed the Pittsburgh Pirates for parts of five seasons and posted a record of 336-446 (.430). He was fired during his fifth season there. The Buccos were 55-81 at the time of the firing. The best finish the Pirated had under McClendon was a pair of fourth place finishes (’02, ’03) in the NL Central.
McClendon has spent the eight seasons as a member of the Detroit Tigers staff in 2013. He serves as the club’s hitting coach for seven of those seasons. McClendon also served as the Tigers bullpen coach in 2006.