Four new Mariners slated to attend FanFest

Four new Mariners slated to attend FanFest

SEATTLE -- Catchers Chris Iannetta and Steve Clevenger, center fielder Leonys Martin and closer Steve Cishek -- four of the key newcomers for the 2016 Mariners -- will be among the players featured at the team's 18th annual FanFest on Jan. 30-31 at Safeco Field.

Also scheduled to appear at the weekend gathering are third baseman Kyle Seager, veteran reliever Charlie Furbush and young starters Taijuan Walker and James Paxton, as well as new manager Scott Servais and general manager Jerry Dipoto.

Four of the Mariners' top prospects -- shortstop Drew Jackson and outfielders Tyler O'Neill, Braden Bishop and Boog Powell -- are also scheduled to take part in the festivities.

Rookie Prg: Powell

FanFest tickets are $10 for adults, with kids 14 and under admitted free. Tickets are available in advance at mariners.com/FanFest and at team stores, as well as the day of the event at the ticket windows. Parking at the Safeco Field garage is $5 in advance or $10 on the day of the event.

FanFest runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT both days, while there is also a season ticket holder session from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30.

The players in attendance will sign autographs and participate in various activities around the ballpark, including dugout dialogue Q&A sessions with fans.

Other attractions include clubhouse tours, a Ken Griffey Jr. National Baseball Hall of Fame exhibit and Nelson Cruz's Silver Slugger display. Fans can also run the bases, throw a pitch in the bullpen and take a photo at home plate, as well as play carnival games in the Kids Fun Zone.

Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB, read his Mariners Musings blog, and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.