Valentine no longer a candidate for Mariners' job

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The Mariners turned down Bobby Valentine as a managerial candidate, as the Seattle Times reported.

Former Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has also been told that he's out of the running in Seattle, which may be an indication that they are close to hiring someone else

Their candidates include Lloyd McClendon, Clint Hurdle, Eric Wedge and interim manager Daren Brown.

Earlier in the week, Valentine turned down an offer from the Florida Marlins to become their manager.