Seattle Mariners’ Dustin Ackley tosses his bat after striking out swinging in the third inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, June 5, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Mariners’ Dustin Ackley tosses his bat after striking out swinging in the third inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, June 5, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Ted S. Warren AP
Seattle Mariners’ Dustin Ackley tosses his bat after striking out swinging in the third inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, June 5, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Ted S. Warren 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.