Servais, who is a former catcher and is currently the Los Angeles Angels' assistant general manager, got the position over Tampa Bay Rays third base coach Charlie Montoyo, Red Sox special assistant Jason Varitek and minor-league manager Phil Nevin.
Servais has worked with new Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto in the past, holding the assistant general manager position when Dipoto was the general manager of the Angels. Dipoto resigned his position in Los Angeles in July after friction with manager Mike Scioscia over how the team should be run. He was named Seattle's GM on Sept. 28.
While with Los Angeles, Servais managed scouting and player development. During his 11-year major league career, Servais played in 820 games with the Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies. He has never managed at any level of professional baseball.
- Kayla Lombardo