Mariners to shrink Safeco Field dimensions in '13

Updated: October 2, 2012, 9:14 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- Tired of seeing fly balls die in a cavernous outfield and free-agent sluggers choose more hitter-friendly settings, the Seattle Mariners are bringing in the fences at Safeco Field.

The Mariners announced Tuesday they will move in the fences for the 2013 season after years of debate on the impact one of the more spacious outfields in baseball was having on their offense.

"It's all about just the ballpark playing fair and I think they've done a great job with the changes ...

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