Not much to this story, but Vladimir Guererro told Dominican newspaper El Caribe that the Marlins have expressed interest in him as a bench player.
You know, to DH. Oh, wait, can’t do that in the NL. Or to be a backup outfielder. Oh wait, he doesn’t play defense anymore either.
Look, I’m sure there’s something they could have Vlad do, right?
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.