Danny Knobler of CBS Sports spoke to Mike Hargove, who says he’d like to get back in the managing game.
“I’d like to manage again,” he said. “The situation would have to be part of the equation. If it happens again, good. If it doesn’t happen, that’s OK.”
During his managerial career, Hargrove spent nine seasons with the Cleveland Indians during which he led them to five consecutive first place finishes in the AL Central and two AL Pennants. He moved on to the Baltimore Orioles in 2000, spending four seasons there, then spent three seasons with the Seattle Mariners. Overall, he has an 1188-1173 record.
The Mariners announced on Tuesday that second baseman Dee Gordon has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a strained left quad. Infielder Tim Lopes was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma and pitcher Parker Markel was designated for assignment.
Gordon, 31, apparently suffered the injury diving back into first base during Monday’s game against the Rangers. The speedster is batting .280/.306/.367 with 14 extra-base hits, 27 RBI, 26 runs scored, and 16 stolen bases in 284 plate appearances.
Lopes, 25, will provide infield depth for the Mariners while Gordon is on the mend. At Tacoma, Lopes hit .302/.362/.480 with 10 home runs, 60 RBI, 58 runs scored, and 24 stolen bases in 403 PA.
Gordon’s injury comes at a bad time for the Mariners with the July 31 trade deadline on the horizon. He is under contract for 2020 at $13.5 million and has a 2021 club option worth $14 million with a $1 million buyout. A contending team might have traded for Gordon. Now the Mariners will have to wait until the offseason to explore that possibility.