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Mariners Caravan to visit Ferndale Boys & Girls Club next week

Gabrielle Lenssen, 5, hugs the Mariner Moose during a visit to the Ferndale Boys & Girls Club on in January 2012. The Mariners Caravan will visit the club again on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Gabrielle Lenssen, 5, hugs the Mariner Moose during a visit to the Ferndale Boys & Girls Club on in January 2012. The Mariners Caravan will visit the club again on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The Bellingham Herald

The 2017 Seattle Mariners Caravan is scheduled to visit the Ferndale Boys & Girls Club on Jan. 17. The event is not open to the public.

Scheduled to appear are Seattle pitchers James Paxton and Cody Martin, infielder Dan Vogelbach, broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith and the Mariner Moose. They will sign autographs and hang out with club members from 4 to 5 p.m.

Paxton made 20 starts for the Mariners last year, going 6-7 with a 3.79 ERA and 117 strikeouts. Martin made nine appearances in 2016, including two starts, going 1-2 with a 3.86 ERA and 15 strikeouts, while Vogelbach made his major-league debut Sept. 12 at Anaheim, finishing 1 for 12 with a walk in eight games.

Seattle opens the 2017 season April 3 at Houston and will host the Astros in their home opener April 10. Mariners pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Peoria, Ariz., for spring training Feb. 14, with the team’s first exhibition game Feb. 25 against San Diego.

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