Seattle’s youth movement is in full-swing ; after recently parting ways with Ron Villone, Pat Borders and Bret Boone, the Mariners have now deemed veteran P Aaron Sele surplus to requirements, a transaction that coincides with the promotion of RHP Felix Hernandez.

Hernandez (above), 19, was 9-4 with a 2.24 ERA for the PCL’s Tacoma Rainiers.

John Kerry will be pleased to know the man he identified as his favorite Red Sox player (closely followed by “Manny Ortiz”), Ned Yost, had his contract extended by the Milwaukee Brewers for another season.