Reports: Mariners manager McClendon will not return for next season

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Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon will not return in 2016, sources told the Seattle Times on Friday.

CBS Sports also reported Friday that McClendon is "expected to be out" as the team's skipper.

McClendon led the team to a 76-86 record this season, and he is 163-161 in two season as Mariners manager.

The Mariners recently hired Jerry Dipoto as general manager, and bringing in a new manager will now be among his first moves.

Already this offseason, the Washington Nationals' Matt Williams was relieved of his duties, Miami Marlins manager Dan Jennings left the dugout and returned to his GM role, and the San Diego Padres announced Pat Murphy will not return after he served as interim manager following the dismissal of Bud Black.

Among the managers whose future was uncertain but will return next season: the Colorado Rockies' Walt Weiss, the Boston Red Sox's John Farrell, the Detroit Tigers' Brad Ausmus, the Chicago White Sox's Robin Ventura and the Cincinnati Reds' Bryan Price.