Boca Chica, DR.– The Seattle Mariners unveiled their new baseball academy in Boca Chica on Thursday, a 24-acre facility where up to 80 players can live, train and learn.
The academy features three full-sized fields with a practice field and an agility field. There are covered batting cages and bullpen facilities with six mounds. There’s a dorm, dining hall, class room for English and Spanish literacy development and a computer lab.
Mariners president Kevin Mather, general manager Jack Zduriencik, the organization’s director of Dominican Republic administration Martin Valerio and second baseman Robinson Cano were on hand along with Whitney Jensen-Rodriguez, who was representing the US Embassy in the Dominican Republic.