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Sources: M's tab Wedge as manager

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FOX Sports Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi
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The Seattle Mariners have chosen Eric Wedge to be their next manager, according to major-league sources.

The deal is for three years, sources said. An official announcement is expected next week.

The Mariners informed at least two candidates earlier Friday — Bobby Valentine and John Gibbons — that they would not be getting the job, according to sources.

The team also had interviewed Lloyd McClendon, Cecil Cooper and its interim manager Daren Brown.

Wedge managed the Cleveland Indians from 2003-2009, compiling a 561-573 record. His best year was in 2007, when the Indians won 96 games to finish first in the American League Central and reached the ALCS.

The Indians finished under .500 in five of his seven seasons.

The Mariners finished this season an AL-worst 61-101.

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