The Seattle Mariners agreed to multi-year extensions with general manager Jerry Dipoto and manager Scott Servais, it was announced Wednesday.
Dipoto has also been promoted to be the first president of baseball operations in the team’s history. He will continue to make baseball decisions regarding the club and will report to team president John Stanton and the group of owners.
Dipoto joined the Mariners after the 2015 season.
“Jerry is a passionate and creative leader with a clear vision for our franchise,” Stanton said in a statement. “After the 2018 season, Jerry came to us with a plan on how to compete and win championships. He was transparent on the difficulty, but also clear on the goals and milestones. In the two and a half years since then, he has led the pack. of baseball operations through challenges on and off the field, while running on the timeline he set. “
Servais, who was also hired after the 2015 season, is the second most victorious coach in franchise history at 419-422.
The Mariners (71-62) are 3.5 games behind Boston in the AL wild-card race before Wednesday’s games.
“Scott has done an excellent job of defining our team culture as one that is driven by process, hard work and heart,” Dipoto said in a statement. “That has allowed us to bring young, talented players to the majors for the past three years and see them adapt and succeed as we move toward a team that competes for championships on an annual basis.
“The resilience our club has shown in overcoming challenges on and off the pitch over the past two years has been a direct result of Scott’s team leadership and coaching staff.”