Redding, Yankees agree to minor league contract

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redding headshot.jpgTroy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Yankees have agreed to a minor league contract with right-hander Tim Redding.

Redding, 32, was released by the Rockies on Wednesday afternoon and fielded offers from the Dodgers and several Korean teams before finally agreeing to terms with the Yanks late Wednesday evening.  He spent the first six weeks of the 2010 season with the Rockies’ Triple-A affiliate in Colorado Springs, posting a 4.32 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP in five starts (25 total innings).

It’s safe to say that Redding probably won’t have much of an impact on the Yankees this season, if any.  He’s expected to report to the Yanks’ spring training complex in Tampa, Florida on Friday and will head to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre once the club gives him clearance to do so.

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.