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Lloyd McClendon: Talk 'surprising'

Updated: February 18, 2014, 5:07 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

PEORIA, Ariz. -- New Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Tuesday that Kevin Long should keep his opinions to himself, two days after the New York Yankees hitting coach criticized second baseman Robinson Cano for his unwillingness to run out routine ground balls while in the Bronx.

McClendon said Long overstepped his bounds with his critique of Cano's effort with New York and defended the Mariners' prized offseason free-agent acquisition.

"Last time I checked, I ...

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