The Seattle Mariners will interview Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon for their open managerial position sometime next week. Paul Morosi first tweeted the news Saturday afternoon.
In other managerial news: The Mariners plan to interview Lloyd McClendon, who has already interviewed for the Tigers’ vacancy.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) October 26, 2013
McClendon has already interviewed for the Tigers managerial position, vacated by Jim Leyland when he announced his retirement last week. McClendon managed the Pirates from 2001 to 2005 (five years after Leyland left to manage the Marlins) with a record of 336-446.
I can see the appeal on behalf of the Mariners. The Tigers’ offense is one of the more feared in baseball. His lackluster managerial record with the Pirates could’ve mostly been due to the severe lack of talent on those clubs.
The list of candidates should be narrowed down to a final list soon, with a manager being hired around the conclusion of the World Series.