Looking for a way to bridge the remaining weeks to spring training? Tickets for the Mariners’ 17th annual FanFest go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday at www.mariners.com and at Mariners Team Stores.
Cruz led the majors last season with 40 homers before signing a four-year deal with the Mariners for $57 million as a free agent. The club acquired Happ from Toronto in a trade for outfielder Michael Saunders.
Several other players are expected to attend, including catcher Mike Zunino and pitchers James Paxton and Tom Wilhelmsen.
Plans also call for four of the organization’s top prospects to appear: outfielder Alex Jackson, catcher John Hicks and infielders D.J. Peterson and Patrick Kivlehan.
The FanFest runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. Tickets cost $10 for adults but admission is free for those age 14 and younger. Parking at the Safeco Field garage is $5 in advance and $10 on a drive-up basis.
Season-ticket holders have exclusive access to the FanFest from 9-11 a.m. on Jan. 24. They are asked to contact their account representative for details.
FanFest activities include question-and-answer sessions above the dugout with players and club officials, free autographs, admittance to the field to run the bases and to ride the zip line.