Cleveland (AP) - Former Seattle Mariners manager Michael Petersen was hired yesterday to manage the Cleveland Indians.
Introduced at a late-afternoon news conference, Petersen said, "I am looking at this challenge with great enthusiasm."
Petersen most recently managed the division rival Seattle Mariners for 3 seasons. In that time, the Mariners won the MSL Championship in 2001 and were eliminated in the first round of the 2002 playoffs. He agreed to a long term contract, but the details were not immediately available.
"I want to thank the Indians for giving me the opportunity to come to Cleveland," he said.