Jair Jurrjens likely to start Sunday for Braves

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Jair Jurrjens, who missed his start Monday with a knee injury, will likely pitch Sunday, manager Bobby Cox told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Jurrjens was diagnosed Tuesday with a slight horizontal meniscus tear in his right knee. It sounds like something he can pitch through for the rest of the year and get taken care of surgically if necessary in the offseason. Such a procedure would likely take only a few weeks to recover from.
Jurrjens lost his two starts while pitching with some soreness, leaving him 7-6 with a 4.64 ERA for the season. Brandon Beachy made his major league debut in place of Jurrjens on Monday and allowed three runs — one earned — over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Phillies.
Cox said Beachy would get the nod again if Jurrjens couldn’t pitch Sunday.

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.