Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt speaks to media outside court Friday June 17, 2011 in Los Angeles. Frank and Jamie McCourt agreed Friday to have a one-day trial to determine if title to the Dodgers is in Frank McCourt’s name or if the team should be considered community property in their divorce. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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.