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
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.