Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura (2) in the first inning during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura (2) in the first inning during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Rick Scuteri AP
Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura (2) in the first inning during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Rick Scuteri AP

TJ Cotterill is the Seattle Mariners and MLB writer for The News Tribune. He started covering MLB full-time in 2018, but before that covered Ken Griffey Jr.’s Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown, the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay and spent seven years writing about high schools, including four as TNT’s prep sports coordinator. Born and raised in Washington.