Rangers void Khalil Greene's contract

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Khalil Greene headshot.jpgAccording to the Dallas Morning News’ Evan Grant, the Rangers have voided shortstop Khalil Greene’s 2010 contract following his failure to report to spring training due to ongoing anxiety issues.

It’s a sad story that continues to get sadder.  Greene, now 30, battled the same anxiety disorder last season in St. Louis and hit just .200/.272/.347 with six homers in 170 at-bats for the Cardinals.  He signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Rangers this offseason and was hoping to turn his career around in Texas.  But he is still struggling internally with something many of us probably can’t understand and it sure sounds like he will not be playing baseball at all this year.  Craig Calcaterra had more on the whole ordeal Monday.

Report: Momentum in talks between Mariners, Jon Jay

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MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that there is some momentum in talks between the Mariners and free agent outfielder Jon Jay.

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.