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Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray's signing a 'big step forward' for Seattle Mariners, just before MLB owners lock out players

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Ted S. Warren
The Associated Press
Seattle Mariners pitcher Robbie Ray poses for a photo in the dugout at T-Mobile Park on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, following a news conference in Seattle. The AL Cy Young Award winner — who previously pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays — signed a five-year contract with the Mariners.

After a surprisingly good season, the Seattle Mariners have made two important acquisitions that have created a buzz about 2022. We learn more about that, as well as Major League Baseball's lockout, from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and 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.