Pat Listach is finding little interest on the managerial market

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Earlier this week Bill Ladson of MLB.com noted that Pat Listach was no longer in the running for the Cubs’ managerial opening and now Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal reports that Listach hasn’t even heard from the Brewers about their opening.
Listach was drafted by Milwaukee in 1988 and won the Rookie of the Year award as the Brewers’ starting shortstop in 1992, but general manager Doug Melvin has said that he’d prefer to hire someone with previous big-league experience and Listach has only managed as high as the Triple-A level.
Listach has spent the past two seasons as Washington’s third-base coach and told Haudricourt that he’s now “just planning on going back to the Nationals” after managing a winter ball team in Puerto Rico.

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.