Randolph limits his options to Brewers' job

Willie Randolph turned down an opportunity to join the Washington Nationals' coaching staff, and if he doesn't get the Brewers' managing job, he'll probably sit out the 2009 season, a person familiar with the situation said.


Randolph, fired as New York Mets manager June 17, spoke with the Nationals about serving as either bench coach or third-base coach under manager Manny Acta , but he ultimately decided against it.

Acta was Randolph's third-base coach in New York in 2005 and '06.

MARINERS: New general manager Jack Zduriencik said recently fired Milwaukee Brewers manager Ned Yost and former Seattle interim manager Jim Riggleman are two candidates to be Seattle's new skipper in 2009.

Riggleman was hired as the bench coach of the Washington Nationals on Friday, but the Mariners say he remains in the running to return to Seattle.

Zduriencik, 57, is Seattle's eighth full time general manager.

He wants to choose a new Mariners manager soon.

He did not offer a timeline.

DODGERS: Los Angeles figures to have several new faces on the playing field next season, but the coaching staff will remain the same.

The NL West champions announced that all eight coaches who finished the year working under manager Joe Torre will be back, including longtime coach Manny Mota .

Pitching coach Rick Honeycutt and first base coach Mariano Duncan will return for their fourth season, while third base coach Larry Bowa , hitting coach Don Mattingly, bullpen coach Ken Howell , instructor Jeff Pentland and bench coach Bob Schaefer will all be back for their second season.



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