Lou Piniella Turns Down Offer To Return To Seattle

By Blake Bass
Content Coordinator

Mariners_Lou_Piniella_2013Lou Piniella back in the dugout?

The Seattle Mariners recently contacted Piniella about the possibility, asking him to come out of retirement to manage their team again.

One source with knowledge of the discussions described the Mariners’ pursuit of Piniella as “a full-court press.”

Piniella, however, declined the Mariners’ overtures.

“I talked to them about the job, but that’s it,” Piniella told FOX Sports on Thursday night. “There was nothing else to it. It was just conversation, nothing more.”

Piniella, 70, said he does not want to manage again.

“No,” he said. “I’m happy doing what I’m doing, which is watching a little baseball, doing a little bit of television for the Yankees, 15 games or so a year. It keeps me involved a bit.”

Source: Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports

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