OAKLAND, California — Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon will miss his team's upcoming three-game series against the Detroit Tigers to attend a funeral for his sister.
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, left, congratulates starting pitcher Mike Montgomery after the Mariners' 5-0 victory over the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in San Diego. Montgomery threw a one-hitter. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
McClendon was expected to fly back to Seattle with the team following its game in Oakland on Sunday afternoon, then will travel to Indiana to be with his family.
Bench coach Trent Jewett will assume the managerial duties until McClendon rejoins the team.
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