Seattle Mariners’ Julio Rodríguez is a finalist for the AL Rookie of the Year award

Scott Servais is a finalist for the AL Manager of the Year award.

SEATTLE — Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais and midfielder Julio Rodríguez are in the running for major honors.

Outfielder Rodríguez is the AL Rookie of the Year after an impressive season in which the 21-year-old batted .284 with 28 homers and 25 stolen bases.

Rodríguez completed a landmark contract extension with the team in August. Rodriguez’s contract tenure put him in MLB history. The last time a player signed a contract of 14 years or more was Fernando Tatis in February 2021.

Servais brought the Mariners into the postseason for the first time since 2001. It was the second straight 90-win season for the team under Servais, with a record of 9-72. He is the second manager in club history to have won more than 90 consecutive seasons.

Servais took over as coach in 2016. He has 528 victories as a coach.

The only Mariners manager to bring home the award is Lou Piniella.

Seattle started this season 29-39, but the team went 61-33 as of June 21, trailing only the Astros (65-31) among AL teams during that span. That included a 14-game winning streak from July 2-17.

During the season, the Mariners had 34 one-run wins, 13 walkoff wins, an 11-5 record in extra innings, and 40 comeback wins.

The Mariners secured their first postseason playoff berth in more than two decades when they defeated the Oakland Athletics on Sept. 30. The Mariners last made the playoffs in 2001, when they set an MLB record with 116 regular-season wins. only to fall to the New York Yankees in the ALCS.

The Mariners defeated the Toronto Blue Jays and advanced to the AL Division Series against the Houston Astros.

The Mariners were eliminated from the playoffs after losing in three games, the finals stretching into the 18th inning before the Astros scored.

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Emma Bowman

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