McClendon to take leave from Mariners for sister's funeral

July 5, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon will miss his team's upcoming three-game series against the Detroit Tigers to attend a funeral for his sister.

McClendon was expected to fly back to Seattle with the team following its game in Oakland on Sunday afternoon, then will travel to Indiana to be with his family.

Bench coach Trent Jewett will assume the managerial duties until McClendon rejoins the team.