Seas turbulent for Mariners
Hot stove is burning after dismissal of general manager
SEATTLE -- It's been three days of commotion for the Mariners after the dismissal of general manager Bill Bavasi on Monday.Moves have been made, with Ichiro Suzuki switching back to right field and Jeff Clement coming up from Triple-A Tacoma -- he was in the starting lineup Wednesday at catcher. A report from the Everett Herald surfaced, as well, that Richie Sexson could soon be let go after meetings on Tuesday between interim general manager Lee Pelekoudas and Mariners executives. There could be plenty more action between now and the trading deadline on July 31, but manager John McLaren doesn't want his team thinking about anything but the game at hand as the Mariners try to improve their record.
Jesse Baumgartner is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.