Matt Calkins: Consummate Mariner Kyle Seager gets to end his career in rare company

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The Seattle Times

SEATTLE — No, there won’t be a statue in his likeness erected outside T-Mobile Park. His number won’t hang from the bleachers in left-center field, either. When people speak Kyle Seager’s name, they won’t describe him as a Hall of Famer or multi-time All-Star. But they will say this: He was the consummate Mariner. Wednesday morning, Seager, 34, announced his retirement from Major League Baseball after spending all 11 of his big league seasons in Seattle. His wife, Julie, shared a note via Twitter, in which the third baseman thanked his friends, family and fans while extolling the “wonderful ri…

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