Seattle Mariners Edgar Martinez high fives Mariner fans as he runs the track surrounding the infield during Edgar Martinez Day on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Jim Bryant)
Seattle Mariners Edgar Martinez high fives Mariner fans as he runs the track surrounding the infield during Edgar Martinez Day on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Jim Bryant) JIM BRYANT ASSOCIATED PRESS
Seattle Mariners Edgar Martinez high fives Mariner fans as he runs the track surrounding the infield during Edgar Martinez Day on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Jim Bryant) JIM BRYANT ASSOCIATED PRESS

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.