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Stephen Brashear

Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez celebrates after the second baseball game of the team's baseball doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, in Seattle. The Mariners won 9-6. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

SEATTLE, Wash. — Despite falling to the Astros in the ALDS, the Seattle Mariners are still getting recognition.

Mariners Manager Scott Servais was selected as a finalist for the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s Manager of the Year Award.

Servais led the Mariners to a 90-72 record and a Postseason berth in 2022. He became the second Mariners manager in club history to lead Seattle to back-to-back 90-win seasons.

“2022 was an outstanding season for Scott,” said Mariners President Jerry Dipoto. “His leadership provided a meaningful difference for our team, both on and off the field.”

Additionally, outfielder Julio Rodriguez was named as a finalist for the 2022 Jackie Robinson American League Rookie of the Year Award.

Rodriguez led rookies in home runs and slugging percentage. He was second among rookies in runs, RBI, extra-base hits and stolen bases.

Rodríguez has already been named the Baseball America Major League Rookie of the Year, The Sporting News American League Rookie of the Year, and the Players Choice Awards American League Outstanding Rookie in 2022.

If Rodriguez does win, he’d be the fifth Mariners player to win AL Rookie of the Year, joining Alvin Davis (1984), Kazuhiro Sasaki (2000), Ichiro Suzuki (2001) and Kyle Lewis (2020).

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