There’s a new member of the Seattle Mariners, and he’s a cutie. Meet Tucker, a 4-year-old dog adopted by the MLB team to raise awareness about animal rescue efforts in the area.
On Saturday, the MLB team announced that it recently welcomed a four-year-old Labrador retriever mix to its clubhouse, adopting the pooch from OkanDogs, a rescue center in Cashmere, Washington. "He just got activated today and will be a great addition to our team," Mariners manager Scott Servais told MLB.com. Tucker is set to make regular appearances at T-Mobile Park, the home of the Seattle Mariners, and will likely travel for an occasional road game, according to the outlet. To stay up to date with latest top stories, make sure to subscribe to this YouTube channel by clicking the button above this video! Servais said that the baseball team chose to adopt Tucker after an extensive scouting process. "He got scouted very heavily. We ran people in there, and we cross-checked them. Jack ran in there," he shared. "We got big-time numbers on this dog. So he went high in the Draft.
‘There are dogs out there for everybody, and we hit a home run on this one. This little guy is great,’ Mariners manager Scott Servais said. ‘Our players are excited about it. It’s a nice little distraction for them in the clubhouse. They love the little guy.’