Baltimore Orioles’ Tim Beckham, right, high-fives teammates in the dugout after scoring on Jace Peterson’s double in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Baltimore Orioles’ Tim Beckham, right, high-fives teammates in the dugout after scoring on Jace Peterson’s double in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Patrick Semansky AP
Baltimore Orioles’ Tim Beckham, right, high-fives teammates in the dugout after scoring on Jace Peterson’s double in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Patrick Semansky 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.