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Mariners promote Pedro Grifol to director of minor league

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SEATTLE (AP) - There were some more changes under new general
manager Jack Zduriencik in the Seattle Mariners' front office
yesterday.
      The Mariners announced 38-year-old Pedro Grifol has been
promoted to director of minor league operations. He had been the
Mariners coordinator of minor league instruction.
      The Mariners also announced the hiring of 52-year-old Tim Tolman
as their new coordinator of minor league instruction. Tolman spent
the past two seasons as the Washington Nationals third base coach
and spring camp coordinator.
      The team said Greg Hunter will be reassigned within the
organization. Hunter was the Mariners director of player
development last season. He has been in the Mariners player
development department for 12 seasons.

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