Justin Hollander just completed eight days of his baseball career that will be tough to forget.

The executive with the Mariners finished off a contract extension with pitching ace Luis Castillo last weekend. On Friday night, he was jumping into the arms and hugging everyone associated with the Mariners after Seattle clinched a playoff spot and ended the longest playoff drought in baseball.

And Sunday, the Mariners announced Hollander was being promoted to general manager, making official many of the responsibilities he has taken on over the past several years with the club.

"It's been a great and incredible week, and this is obviously the cherry on top for me personally," Hollander said Sunday.