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Mariners give GM Jerry Dipoto an extension

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SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 30: GM Jerry Dipoto of the Seattle Mariners looks on from the dugout prior to the game against the Houston Astros at Safeco Field on September 30, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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The Seattle Mariners announced a multi-year contract extension for General Manager Jerry Dipoto this afternoon.

Dipoto, who has held the position since the 2016 season, has built the Mariners into a contender in 2018, with the club sporting a 56-32 record. That they are contending despite suffering several injuries this season and the loss of second baseman Robinson Cano to a PED suspension is a testament to the team’s depth, which is a credit to the general manager. At the moment the M’s are just behind the Astros in the A.L. West and seem destined for a playoff spot, be it via a division title or a wild card.

The terms of the deal have not been announced, but Dipoto seems set to navigate the Mariners’ course for many years to come.

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