Seattle hires McClendon as new manager

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But even with making a qualifying offer, it seems unlikely slugging designated hitter Kendrys Morales will accept a $14.1 million, one-year deal when there could be a bigger pot in free agency.

Raul Ibanez hit 29 homers at age 41, but there it’s unclear if Seattle wants to bring him back, and he’s not a long-term solution. The rest of the Mariners outfield is unproven and their bullpen struggled for stretches of the season.

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