Seattle Mariners former designated hitter Edgar Martinez smiles as he speaks at a news conference announcing the retirement by the team of his jersey No. 11, Jan. 24, 2017, in Seattle. The Mariners will retire Martinez’s number Saturday, Aug. 12, as part of a weekend celebration.
Seattle Mariners former designated hitter Edgar Martinez smiles as he speaks at a news conference announcing the retirement by the team of his jersey No. 11, Jan. 24, 2017, in Seattle. The Mariners will retire Martinez’s number Saturday, Aug. 12, as part of a weekend celebration. Elaine Thompson AP
Seattle Mariners former designated hitter Edgar Martinez smiles as he speaks at a news conference announcing the retirement by the team of his jersey No. 11, Jan. 24, 2017, in Seattle. The Mariners will retire Martinez’s number Saturday, Aug. 12, as part of a weekend celebration. Elaine Thompson AP

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