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Two days of bright blue skies, excited and engaging players and awesome attractions…and the BEST fans in baseball…made for a record-breaking FanFest weekend at Safeco Field.
Over 21,000 fans came out to Safeco Field for the two-day event to take part in the exciting event, getting autographs and photos taken with several Mariners players, riding zip lines and running around the bases.
Thank you for a great weekend, and we can’t wait for Opening Day on March 31 at the Los Angeles Angels, and the home opener April 8 vs. the Angels!
Here are some photos from FanFest weekend! Go Mariners!
The next time you drive past Safeco Field on Dave Niehaus Way, you might notice a few new faces on the walls that line the street.
The Mariners newly-acquired trio of Robinson Cano, Logan Morrison and Corey Hart recently had their photos placed on the wall alongside Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma and Kyle Seager among others.
It has been a busy few days around Safeco Field. Less than 24 hours after introducing All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano, Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced that the club has signed infielder/outfielder Corey Hart and acquired infielder/outfielder Logan Morrison from the Miami Marlins in exchange for relief pitcher Carter Capps.
Hart, 31, is a two-time All-Star (2008 & 2010) hitting .276 with 154 HR and 508 RBI in 945 games with the Brewers (2004-12). His 87 home runs between 2010-2012 ranked 6th-best in the National League and his .514 slugging percentage ranked 11th during that span.
Morrison, 26, hit .242 (71×293) with 32 runs, 13 doubles, 4 triples, 6 home runs and 36 RBI in 85 games last season after returning from the disabled list in June (right knee surgery). He appeared almost exclusively at first base, playing 79 games at first, starting 78. In parts of four Major League seasons, he has batted .249 (322×1295) with 159 runs scored, 73 runs, 16 triples, 42 home runs and 162 RBI in 363 games. He has appeared in 240 games in left field (238 starts) and 101 games at first base (95 starts).
Both players will be introduced in a news conference at 1 p.m. today, live on Mariners.com.