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Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik pays no attention to rumors about his job status

ARLINGTON, Texas — Jack Zduriencik can’t hide from the rumors about his future employment. Whether it was speculation about the Mariners’ interest in former Detroit Tigers president Dave Dombrowski, who this week signed a contract with the Boston Red Sox, or the failures during the much-hyped 2015 season, which is trending toward the fifth losing campaign in his seven-year tenure as general manager.

Walker hurls one-hitter to lead Mariners past Twins, 6-1

MINNEAPOLIS — Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon has said it after bad starts and brilliant ones alike. It’s not a scolding, but so much a reminder — don’t place too much emphasis on the most recent start for Taijuan Walker. At the tender age of 22 and in his first full season in the big leagues, Walker is far from a finished product. And because of that, he could have a clunker one week and pitching brilliance the next. And this season, Walker’s has had stretches both.