Wedge to jump ship from Mariners

Updated: September 27, 2013

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – The Seattle Mariners will have a new manager
when they take the field next season.

On Friday, Eric Wedge notified the club that he will not be back at the helm
for 2014.

“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,” said Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik.

The 45-year-old has compiled a 212-271 record in Seattle in almost three full
seasons, including a 70-89 record heading into a season-ending three-game
series with the Oakland Athletics.

Wedge was sidelined in late July after suffering a stroke, during which time
bench coach Robby Thompson took over as skipper.