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Mariners Select New GM

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AP Sports Writer
SEATTLE (AP) - The Mariners have selected Milwaukee Brewers
executive Jack Zduriencik (Zur-EN'-sik) as the new general manager
in Seattle.
The choice was revealed Wednesday by a baseball official who
asked not to be identified because the team had not yet made the
The 57-year-old Zduriencik replaces Bill Bavasi who was fired in
June and interim replacement Lee Pelekoudas.
Zduriencik is the special assistant to Brewers general manager
Doug Melvin and known for his skill in drafting. Since he came to
Milwaukee in 1999, the team drafted Prince Fielder and Rickie Weeks
as well as 2007 NL Rookie of the Year Ryan Braun, J.J Hardy, Corey
Hart, Yovani Gallardo, Manny Parra and Tony Gwynn Jr. - the
foundation of Milwaukee's playoff team this season.

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