SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners will have some continuity in the managerial chair for a change.
Seattle signed Scott Servais to a multiyear contract extension Friday as the club opened the second half of the season in position to potentially end the longest current playoff drought in the four major pro sports.
The extension was a reward after Servais led Seattle to a 58-39 record prior to the All-Star break and a hold on the second wild-card spot in the American League. Seattle hasn't been to the postseason since 2001.
"I'm still learning and I look forward to learning," Servais said. "It's about our players and how we prepare and how do we beat the opponent. You constantly are trying to get better at this.
Mariners shortstop Jean Segura and pitcher Edwin Diaz etched their names in the history books of the Midsummer Classic.
After nearly three days of fans' furious clicking in the #SendSegura campaign, consider the Seattle Mariners' starting shortstop sent.