Torres has appendectomy, done for regular season?

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Brutal news here for the Giants.

According to Chris Haft of MLB.com, outfielder Andres Torres underwent an laproscopic appendectomy on Sunday that will sideline him for the next 10 days to two weeks.

Torres, 32, has sprung up out of nowhere this season to provide a major spark atop the Giants’ lineup.  Through 479 at-bats, he owns a respectable .269/.346/.476 batting line, 14 home runs and 60 RBI.  He’s also swiped 23 bases, scored 81 runs, and he ranks second in the majors with 43 doubles.

Cody Ross could begin seeing regular playing time in Torres’ absence.  The 29-year-old Ross was claimed off waivers from the Marlins in late August but has made only 27 at-bats so far this season for San Francisco.

UPDATE:  Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle suspects that Torres is “likely done” for the rest of the regular season.

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.