Carlos Ruiz’s wife gave birth yesterday and, as Bryan Graham of SI.com amusingly points out, the couple’s second child arrived “nine months to the day of Roy Halladay’s perfect game.”
Even better, the baby boy’s name is Carlos. But not Carlos Jr., because Ruiz’s first son already got that name when he was born eight years ago. Seriously.
It’s not quite George Foreman naming all five of his sons George, but it’s pretty close.
I’d have voted for “Chooch” as the name, obviously.
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.