The Giants are sticking with Aubrey Huff in right field

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With a day off to reflect on Aubrey Huff’s trainwreck of a weekend in right field against the Dodgers, Bruce Bochy has decided to stay the course. The lineup for this evening’s game in San Diego:

CF: Andres Torres
2B: Freddy Sanchez
RF: Aubrey Huff
C: Buster Posey
3B: Pablo Sandoval
LF: Pat Burrell
1B: Brandon Belt
SS: Miguel Tejada
P: Madison Bumgarner

On the one hand, Petco Park’s outfield is cavernous, so this could be even worse than the Dodgers series. On the other hand, how many Padres hitters can actually get the ball out to the outfield?

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.