Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Carlos Santana throws to first base to put out Colorado Rockies’ DJ LeMahieu in the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Carlos Santana throws to first base to put out Colorado Rockies’ DJ LeMahieu in the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) David Zalubowski AP
Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Carlos Santana throws to first base to put out Colorado Rockies’ DJ LeMahieu in the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) David Zalubowski AP

TJ Cotterill is the Seattle Mariners and MLB writer for The News Tribune. He started covering MLB full-time in 2018, but before that covered Ken Griffey Jr.’s Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown, the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay and spent seven years writing about high schools, including four as TNT’s prep sports coordinator. Born and raised in Washington.