Former Mariners All-Stars headline Futures Game coaching staff
The 2023 All-Star Game is almost upon us! The Major League All-Stars will not be the only All-Stars to descend on Seattle come July. The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game will be held on the Saturday before the actual all-star game at T-Mobile Park. Some of your favorite Mariner legends will be coaching in that game!
Mariners legend and MLB Network broadcaster Harold Reynolds will be the skipper of the American League, while Raul Ibanez will coach up the National League prospects. Reynolds was a 2-time all-star with the Mariners in 1987 and 1988, while Raul's lone all-star appearance came with the Phillies in 2009. So let's see who each Skipper is bringing with them to help coach these prospects up.
Harold Reynolds and Raul Ibanez highlight a massive group of former Mariners
The American League Staff includes Jay Buhner, Alvin Davis, Jamie Moyer and Dave Valle. All are Mariners royalty, but none more than Mr. Mariner himself, Alvin Davis. Davis won Rookie of the Year in 1984, and was a staple during the 80's for the M's. Buhner and Moyer both played key roles for the Mariners in the 90's and early 2000's. Dave Valle is a member of the Root Sports broadcast team, and you can catch him on MLB Network quite often.
The National League staff has Adrian Beltre, Mike Cameron, Felix Hernandez, Dan Otero, Joel Pineiro, Jeremy Reed, Dan Wilson, and Randy Winn. Old friends Adrian Beltre and Felix Hernandez get to reunite back in Seattle, about a month before Felix gets inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame. Cammy and Pineiro will be teammates again like they were during that magical 2001 season.
Combined, these guys have some serious hardware. 17 all-star appearances, 8 Gold Gloves, 1 Cy Young award, 1 Rookie of the Year, 4 Silver Sluggers, and 2 Platinum Glove awards. It goes without saying, but the players in the Futures Game will have a lot of talent to learn from. Who knows? Maybe we will see Mariners prospects Harry Ford or Bryan Woo play! The game will take place on Saturday, July 8th, at 4 PM PST. You will not want to miss this special event.