Rangers beat Mariners 7-6

SEATTLE - The third day of Mariners interviews to find their new manager brought Oakland bench coach Don Wakamatsu to Seattle and will continue with Triple-A manager Randy Ready.

Wakamatsu has never been a manager but interviewed for the job with the Texas Rangers a few years ago. He said he was edgy Wednesday morning as he spent about four hours talking to new Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik, trying to learn if the team is going to have a long-term rebuilding project or push immediately to win in 2009.

He sees the Mariners as a young, talented team that with prodding could win right away.

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