Mariners' revamped rotation looks to Stottlemyre for guidance
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Mel Stottlemyre's doctors tell him that multiple myeloma -- the form of cancer that first attacked his system in 1999 -- is still classified as "incurable." But with modern medical advances, a tenacious patient and a little good fortune, it's not necessarily a death sentence."I think I'm living proof of that," Stottlemyre said. For the past two years, since he resigned as New York Yankees pitching coach amid criticism from owner George Steinbrenner, Stottlemyre has kept his head in the game watching baseball on television and doing some instructional work on the side for the Arizona Diamondbacks. That regimen seemed fulfilling enough until the Mariners approached him with an offer this past fall: Would he be willing to end his semi-retirement for a final run as pitching coach in Seattle?
Mariners starting pitchers
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