Mariners give manager Scott Servais multiyear extension

Mariners give manager Scott Servais multiyear extension

The Seattle Mariners have given manager Scott Servais a multiyear contract extension with the club in position to potentially end the longest current playoff drought in the four major pro sports.

Seattle announced the extension for Servais on Friday with the Mariners sitting at 58-39 and holding the second wild-card spot in the American League with the second half of the season about to begin.

The extension for Servais was expected after general manager Jerry Dipoto signed a new contract earlier this month. Dipoto said getting Servais locked up was a priority.

Servais is in his third season as Seattle’s manager. He’s 222-199 since arriving in Seattle, the first managerial job of his career. Seattle went 87-75 in Servais’ first season, before dipping to 78-84 last year as Seattle was mired in injury problems.

Servais’ original three-year contract was set to expire after this season.