SEATTLE (AP) _ The Seattle Mariners have reached a ``friendship agreement'' with the Fortitudo Bologna baseball club of the Italian Professional League.

The Mariners said Friday that the two-year partnership includes inviting Fortitudo coaches and players to the Mariners' spring training and instructional league.

Seattle also will provide coaching assistance and will have access to Fortitudo Bologna facilities for clinics and tryouts. In addition, Fortitudo players will wear the Mariners' logo on their uniforms.

The Bologna team was founded in 1953 and has won six Italian national championships and two European Cups.