When the Seattle Mariners report to Peoria, Ariz. for spring training next year, there will likely be one of their former managers there - Jim Lefebvre.
Lefebvre, who managed the Mariners from 1989-91, is the front-runner to become the San Diego Padres hitting coach.
As is the way in the majors, it's Lefebvre's connections that will allow him to replace Wally Joyner.
Before - and after - managing the Mariners, Lefebvre was the batting coach in Oakland under then-general manager Sandy Alderson.
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Alderson is now the CEO in San Diego.
If you'd like to read a bit more, the San Diego Union Tribune has a story.