The Boston Herald says that the Red Sox, looking to get some “buy-low” starting pitching, have called Freddy Garcia’s agent.
I would presume that the Yankees have at least some degree of interest in bringing Garcia back given that he was pretty darn useful last year. Which makes one wonder if you can really “buy-low” on a commodity that both the Red Sox and the Yankees both seem to want.
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.