Blue Jays fan assaulted by Jackie Robinson's "b"

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This doesn’t happen every day:

A fan at the Toronto Blue Jays’ game was OK on Monday after being struck
in the right shoulder by a tumbling, metal “B” from a sign honoring
Jackie Robinson.

Could have been worse. While the Jays haven’t retired any numbers besides Robinson’s, they do have something called the “Level of Excellence” with past greats’ names posted on the fifth deck. The “Z” in Tony Fernandez is far more pointy than Robinson’s “B.”  It could have put someone’s eye out!

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.