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SALT LAKE CITY — Utahns itching for a piece of the MLB will get the chance next year to see a game played in Salt Lake City.
The Salt Lake Bees announced Thursday the team will host the Colorado Rockies and Seattle Mariners March 30 at 1 p.m. at Spring Mobile Ballpark.
The Bees are the Los Angeles Angels' AAA affiliate.
The contest marks the first MLB exhibition game played in Salt Lake City since the mid-1960s and will be the first appearance in the city of an MLB team since the Salt Lake Buzz played the Minnesota Twins in a 1999 exhibition game.
"It has been more than 40 years since a Major League Baseball game has been held in Salt Lake City and we're excited to provide this unique opportunity to fans throughout the state of Utah," Greg Miller, CEO of Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment, said in prepared remarks.
The Rockies ended the 2012 season at the bottom of the National League West Division, winning 64 of their 162 games. Manager Jim Tracy resigned following what was the worst season in franchise history. The Rockies hired former major league shortstop Walt Weiss as Tracy's replacement.
The Mariners, in the American League West, also came in last in their division, winning 75 of their 162 games.