Kyle is now the longest-tenured Mariners with the departure of Felix Hernandez since Jerry Dipoto took over as the general manager. Seager’s first season in a Mariner uniform was 2011. He came up on July 7, however, he was sent back to Tacoma two weeks later. Kyle returned to the Mariners on August 2 and wouldn’t go back to Tacoma again until last May when he was in a rehab assignment.
Coming up through the Mariner minor league system, they didn’t expect him to be a third baseman. His position at the time was second base.