Chipper Jones undergoes successful knee surgery

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Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Chipper Jones underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Saturday, according to his agent B.B. Abbott.

“It went very well,” Abbott said in a text message from Piedmont Hospital.

The two-hour procedure was performed by Dr. Marvin Royster, the same surgeon who previously repaired the torn ACL in Jones’ knee when he missed the entire 1994 season. According to Rogers, they used a graft from the heel of a cadaver as part of today’s surgery.

Rehab from the surgery is expected to take around six months. During a press conference Friday, Jones announced that he will rehab with the intention of playing again in 2011.

The 38-year-old third baseman is under contract for $13 million for each of the next two seasons.

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.