Trevor Hoffman has reportedly been claimed off of waivers, but as Tom Haudricourt notes, it’s not like the Brewers have a huge incentive to trade him, because (a) he’s still good and he wants to stay in Milwaukee; and (b) even if the Brewers wanted to get rid of him, they could just offer him arbitration this offseason and get two compensation picks.
Jay, 32, hit .296/.374/.375 in 433 plate appearances with the Cubs last season, which is adequate. He’s heralded more for his defense and his ability to play all three outfield spots.
The Mariners are losing center fielder Jarrod Dyson to free agency and likely don’t want to rely on Guillermo Heredia next season, hence the interest in Jay. The free agent class for center fielders is otherwise relatively weak.