The status of Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik is expected to be updated if not entirely clarified within the next few days and possibly as early as Wednesday people familiar with the situation say.
These have been trying times in Seattle. And confusing too.
An update might not be a bad idea following a round of reports and rumors only led to more speculation about the contract and job status of Zduriencik whose team is in jeopardy of posting its fourth straight losing season after a surprisingly winning debut 2009 season in which the Mariners improved 24 games to 85 victories. One report Tuesday suggested Zduriencik was quietly given a one-year extension meaning his contract would go through 2014 not 2013 as first believed while a second report suggested that the secret extension was made way back before the season began.
Mariners president Chuck Armstrong in a brief phone interview cited club policy in declining to discuss the team's GM situation generally. When confron...