By GREGG BELL AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) - New Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik says recently fired Milwaukee Brewers manager Ned Yost and former Seattle interim manager Jim Riggleman are two candidates to be Seattle's new skipper in 2009. Riggleman was hired as the bench coach of the Washington Nationals on Friday, but the Mariners say he remains in the running to return to Seattle. Zduriencik (Zur-EN'-sik) was introduced as Seattle's eighth full-time GM. The 57-year-old former special assistant to GM Doug Melvin in Milwaukee says he wants to choose a new Mariners manager soon. He did not offer a timeline.
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