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Cano to headline Mariners FanFest lineup

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SEATTLE -- New second baseman Robinson Cano will be among 13 players scheduled to appear at Mariners FanFest on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25-26, when the club begins gearing up for the 2014 season.

Cano, who signed a 10-year, $240 million free-agent contract in December, will be making his first public appearance for the Mariners at the two-day event at Safeco Field.

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Also scheduled to take part in the 16th annual FanFest are new outfielders/first basemen Corey Hart and Logan Morrison, as well as catcher Mike Zunino, outfielder Michael Saunders, shortstop Brad Miller and pitchers Tom Wilhelmsen, Taijuan Walker and James Paxton.

Young prospects Stefen Romero, Chris Taylor, Carson Smith and D.J. Peterson also will be making appearances, as will new manager Lloyd McClendon and other members of the front office.

Hart is only scheduled to be available on Sunday at this point. Former catcher Dan Wilson is on the slate for Saturday. A full schedule of appearances will be updated on the Mariners FanFest page.

The event goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT both days. Tickets are $10 for adults, with children 14 and under admitted for free. Tickets are on sale now at mariners.com and at Mariners Team Stores, or are available at the Safeco Field ticket windows on the day of the event.

Parking will be available at the Safeco Field garage for $5 in advance or $10 at the door.

FanFest activities include autograph availability with the various players, and dugout dialogue sessions where fans can ask questions of players, coaches and front-office personnel. Fans can also run the bases, tour the Mariners' clubhouse, ride two different zip lines over the Safeco Field playing surface, throw a pitch in the bullpen, hit a simulated Felix Hernandez fastball in a batting cage, play games in the Kids Fun Zone and swing game-used bats or try on players' gloves in a "Tools of the Trade" exhibit.

The club is also making tickets for the April 8 home opener against the Angels available in a special presale leading up to and during FanFest.

Opening Night tickets will be available to Mariners season ticket holders in an online sale starting at noon on Jan. 23. Mariners Mail and Ticketmaster subscribers and Mariners social media followers will be able to purchase Opening Night tickets starting at noon on Jan. 24, and all fans will be able to buy tickets from 10 a.m. on Jan. 25 through 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 27 online at mariners.com/tickets, at the Safeco Field box office, or at Mariners Team Stores.

If they're not sold out, Opening Night tickets will then be available again starting Saturday, March 8, when all Mariners 2014 single-game tickets go on sale to the public.

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

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