• The Mariners announced their special promotions for 2014 on Thursday, and this year's schedule includes three postgame fireworks nights -- June 27 vs. the Indians, July 25 against the Orioles and Aug. 29 against the Nationals. The club is on the road in Chicago on the Fourth of July.
• One of the new promotions this year is a "Bark in the Park" night, when fans will be allowed to bring their dogs to the July 8 game against the Twins and run around the bases following the contest with their pups, according to vice president of marketing Kevin Martinez.
• Seven Cactus League games will be televised this spring by ROOT Sports, starting March 12 against the Cubs at 7:05 p.m. PT from Peoria, Ariz. Other TV games will be March 15 vs. the Giants (1:05 p.m.), March 18 and 21 vs. the Padres (both at 7:05 p.m.) and three games against the Rockies on March 22 (delayed to 5 p.m.), March 28 (7:05 p.m.) and March 29 (12:10 p.m.)
As for radio, 27 of the 33 spring games will be carried by 710 ESPN Seattle, beginning with the Cactus League opener against the Padres on Feb. 27 at 12:05 p.m. PT. Of those, 19 will be carried live, while eight midweek day games will be aired on a delayed basis at 7 p.m., and will also be available live at no charge on Mariners.com.