Oh, don't you just need more Bobby Valentine news?
Well, Valentine interviewed for the Mariners job on Monday, the Seattle Times ' Larry Stone reports . He also notes former Pirates manager Lloyd McClendon will interview this week.
Cecil Cooper is interviewing today. Former Blue Jays manager John Gibbons and former Indians manager Eric Wedge are also expected to interview this week.
Valentine is considered a "leading candidate" to manage the Marlins, as well.
Valentine was the Mets Triple-A manager when current Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik was the team's farm director. In addition to managing the Rangers and Mets, Valentine has two managing stints in Japan with the Chiba Lotte Marines. The Mariners not only have Ichiro Suzuki, who has said to want Valentine, but rare also owned by Nintendo of America.
McClendon is currently the hitting coach for the Tigers.
Stone notes the Mariners are still interested to see what happens with Tony La Russa and the Cardinals. The team would be interested in La Russa if he left St. Louis.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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