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Aug 26, 2014 6:05 PM

Seattle gives GM Zduriencik multi-year extension

The Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners have rewarded general manager Jack Zduriencik with a multi-year extension with the club in playoff contention late in the season.

The Mariners announced Zduriencik's extension Tuesday, but did not release details. Zduriencik has served as Seattle's general manager since 2008 and may finally be on the verge of getting the Mariners back into the postseason for the first time since 2001.

Zduriencik came to Seattle from Milwaukee, where he was the director of amateur scouting. His tenure with Seattle has been a mix of hits and misses, but the past two offseasons have proven fruitful in getting ace Felix Hernandez signed to a long-term contract, hiring Lloyd McClendon as manager and this past December signing Robinson Cano to a $240 million, 10-year contract.


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