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Ken Griffey Jr. to bring 'players' perspective' to Mariners' ownership group

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Ken Griffey Jr. waves to the crowd at a Mariners game in 2017.
Elaine Thompson
The Associated Press file
Former Seattle Mariners outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. waves to fans after being introduced before a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Seattle on April 14, 2017. The Hall of Famer will be part of the team's ownership going forward.

Seattle Mariners legend and Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. has rejoined the team — as a part owner. That announcement came in a news conference this week, where Griffey mixed it up a bit with KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel.

Art talked about Griffey's new role with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Kirsten Kendrick has been hosting KNKX’s Morning Edition since 2006. She handles all aspects of the show - from news selection and writing to audio production. Kirsten has worked in radio for 30 years. She was born in Ohio, grew up in Indiana and attended high school and college in North Texas. In addition to being a journalist and active in the public radio host community, Kirsten is also sports lover. She and her husband live in Seattle with their son and their dog.