Greg Johns of MLB.com via the Seattle Mariners website has reported that the club has announced a press conference that will take place later this afternoon (2:30 p.m.) at Safeco Field. Mariners President Kevin Mather will be joined by legendary hitting coach Edgar Martinez. The purpose for the announcement is being speculated upon

Is Martinez is preparing to retire himself or is the club is going to retire his jersey No. 11?

Today's conference will be streamed live on MLB.com and Mariners.com.