Daren Brown, who was moved up from the Tacoma Rainiers to manage the Seattle Mariners, returns to the dugout before his first game at the helm. In Safeco Field, August 9, 2010 photo by Peter Haley / staff photographer
Daren Brown, who was moved up from the Tacoma Rainiers to manage the Seattle Mariners, returns to the dugout before his first game at the helm. In Safeco Field, August 9, 2010 photo by Peter Haley / staff photographer PETER HALEY THE NEWS TRIBUNE
Daren Brown, who was moved up from the Tacoma Rainiers to manage the Seattle Mariners, returns to the dugout before his first game at the helm. In Safeco Field, August 9, 2010 photo by Peter Haley / staff photographer PETER HALEY THE NEWS TRIBUNE

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.