Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge will not be returning to the team next season, reports CBS Sports.
Wedge will finish managing the team these three final games and the organization has made the announcement that he will be leaving the club after that. A few reports were out there that Wedge was unhappy to have been “left hanging out there” in terms of his future in Seattle.
“I accept Eric’s decision not to return and thank him for his hard work here the past three years. I want to wish him and his family all the best in the future.” - Jack Zduriencik
When the Mariners hired him to be the manager, Wedge had a career record of 561-573 and had won the Manager of the Year Award with the Cleveland Indians.
Despite some success, Wedge only had a winning record in two of his ten big-league seasons as a manager. In his three years with the Mariners the team never won more than 75 games.
With Jack Zduriencik remaining the teams General Manager for at least one more season, it will be his responsibility to seek out a new leader and manager for the young group of players that make up the Seattle Mariners organization.
Who would you like to see as the new manager of the Seattle Mariners?