Mariners GM Bavasi, manager McLaren to keep jobs for next season

Updated: September 28, 2007, 1:09 AM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- A while ago, John McLaren's wife gave him a hinged, ceramic baseball. She told him to open it once he got a job as a big-league manager.

Even though the Seattle Mariners bench coach took over on July 2 after Mike Hargrove abruptly resigned, McLaren didn't feel secure enough to open the gift.

Thursday, he finally did.

McLaren and general manager Bill Bavasi are keeping their jobs for next season, Mariners chief executive Howard Lincoln announced.

So now McLaren ...

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