Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano smiles after the top of the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. Cano hit a three-run double in the eighth inning. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano smiles after the top of the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. Cano hit a three-run double in the eighth inning. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Jae C. Hong AP
Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano smiles after the top of the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. Cano hit a three-run double in the eighth inning. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Jae C. Hong 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.