Reports: Seattle Mariners choose Lloyd McClendon over Tim Wallach for manager’s job.

The Seattle Mariners are set to hire Detroit Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon as their new manager, according to multiple reports. The Puget Sound Business Journal first reported that an announcement was pending.

McClendon was chosen over Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach, who was also a candidate for the manager’s job in Detroit. Wallach is already under contract for 2013.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.