Pablo Sandoval has a fractured hamate bone, likely to miss several weeks

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Bad news for the Panda. That injury from last night is not good:

No one ever needs this. But the Giants, especially, didn’t need this given their offensive deficiencies. Sandoval was hitting .316/.375/.537 with five homers and 15 driven in.

UPDATE: Andrew Baggarly has more at CSNBayArea.com.  Sandoval will have surgery Friday. And today is the one-year anniversary of his surgery on his other hamate bone.

Pablo’s Hamate bone:  “Oh Pablo! You remembered!”

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.