UPDATE: The Indians sign Jon Garland to a minor league deal

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UPDATE: It’s now being reported that the Indians have a minor league deal in place for Garland, pending a physical.

8:50 AMKen Rosenthal reports this morning that the Indians are “working on” a deal for righty Jon Garland.

Garland used to be a decent innings-eater, but the innings ate him last year. His season ended in July with rotator cuff surgery.  He’s not likely to start spring training on time or, at the very least, at 100%.  I’d assume that this would be a minor league deal with lots of incentives built in if he makes the club.

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.