Report: Mariners confirm Zduriencik will return in 2014

Sep 24, 2013, 5:13 PM | Updated: 6:05 pm

By Brady Henderson

Jack Zduriencik will indeed be back as the Mariners’ general manager in 2014, according to Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times.

Zduriencik’s future has been unclear due to the team’s refusal to publicly confirm reports that he received a contract extension last offseason, but team president Chuck Armstrong confirmed to Baker on Tuesday that the Mariners aren’t making a change at general manager – at least not for another year; Armstrong declined to specify how long Zduriencik is under contract.

Zduriencik, speaking with Baker, declined to say when he was informed that he would be retained.

“You always operate on the basis that you’re going to keep doing the job,” Zduriencik told Baker. “That’s what I’ve been doing. It is been business as usual.”

The Mariners are 68-89 entering Tuesday’s game, approaching what would be their third 90-loss season in the five years since Zduriencik took over. Zduriencik received a contract extension in 2011 that ran through this season.

Manager Eric Wedge’s contract was to expire at the end of this season, and Zduriencik told Baker that he’ll decide on the manager’s future once the season is over.

Team: mariners
Date Starting Pitcher
Friday, September 29 @ 7:10 pm Rangers' Nathan Eovaldi RHP vs. Mariners' Bryan Woo RHP

Mariners Roof Report

Brought to you by
High 59° | Low 45°
Roof is open
Rangers at Mariners today at 7:10pm

Seattle Mariners

Seattle Mariners...

Brandon Gustafson

ESPN’s Pérez: Mariners’ walkoff highlights importance of Crawford and Raleigh

"It tells you the character J.P. Crawford has been all season long for the Seattle Mariners, and it tells you how important Cal Raleigh is."

4 minutes ago

Seattle Mariners...

Mike Salk

Ranked: 5 most surprising things from the Mariners’ season

Mike Salk shares his five biggest surprises from the Seattle Mariners' 2023 season, including the dramatic rise of J.P. Crawford.

7 hours ago

Seattle Mariners...

The Associated Press

Crawford walks off Rangers in 9th as Mariners boost playoff hopes

J.P. Crawford lined a two-run double with two out in the ninth inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 win over Texas on Thursday.

19 hours ago

Seattle Mariners Julio Rodríguez Héctor Neris...

The Associated Press

Mariners’ Julio Rodriguez says Houston’s Héctor Neris crossed line

On Thursday, Seattle Mariners All-Star Julio Rodríguez addressed a contentious confrontation with Houston pitcher Héctor Neris from the night before.

24 hours ago

Seattle Mariners...

Brandon Gustafson

What Dipoto is looking for during Mariners’ final 4 games

With just four games left and time running out in their playoff chase, Jerry Dipoto shared what he's looking for from the Seattle Mariners.

1 day ago

Seattle Mariners Julio Rodríguez Neris...

Brent Stecker

Why the Mariners and Astros cleared benches for a 4th time

Details on the story behind the Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros clearing the benches for the fourth time since last season?

2 days ago

Report: Mariners confirm Zduriencik will return in 2014