The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners will open the 2012 Major League Baseball season on March 28-29 in Tokyo, the first season-opener in Japan since 2008.
Lloyd McClendon, the hitting coach for the Detroit Tigers, was named the 16th manager of Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners.
Dave Niehaus , the voice of the Seattle Mariners since 1977, died from a heart attack. He was 75 years old.
Hisashi Iwakuma, a Japanese All-Star pitcher, signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners 12 months after failing to reach an agreement to join the Oakland Athletics.