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There will be Lefebvre Believers in Peoria next spring

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.

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.