Jon Heyman reports that the Dodgers have signed Bobby Abreu.
Since he’s still being paid $9 million this year by Anaheim, I’ll assume this is a minimum dollars deal. If Abreu can flash some of his historically good on base ability, he could be a useful bench bat. If, however, his current line of .208/.259/.333 is the new normal, well, no.
But really, it’s a no-risk move for the Dodgers.
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.