Lou Piniella not interested in return to Mariners

Jonathan Daniel

Piniella has no interest in a return to managing.

Former Seattle Mariners manager Lou Piniella turned down the team's offer to come out of retirement and manage, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

The Mariners have been searching for a manager after Eric Wedge declined to return to the team after the 2013 season. A source described Seattle's pursuit of Piniella to Rosenthal as a "full-court press," but the 70-year old did not accept the offer.

Piniella indicated that he does not want to manage again, telling Rosenthal:

"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."

Piniella served as Seattle's manager from 1993-2002, leading the team to four post-season appearances. He is the only manager in Mariners history to reach the postseason and the only one to last longer than four years.

Seattle went a disappointing 71-91 in 2013. The club has a number of talented and young players on both sides of the ball, but general manager Jack Zduriencik is entering the final year of his contract and his future is expected to hinge on the Mariners record in 2014.

More from SB Nation MLB:

Verlander, Cabrera lead Tigers to ALCS | Video: Ewok Dance?

By picking Yanks, Girardi chose the harder path

GIFs: Cardinals advance! | Pirates hope to keep team together

Meet Sir Bam Bam, who may be the future of big league managing

Neyer: The blown call that wasn’t

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.