Freddie Freeman getting prescription goggles Wednesday morning, should return to lineup

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Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is not in Atlanta’s starting lineup on Tuesday against the Cardinals and hasn’t played in a game since last Friday. But he should be back in action Wednesday.

According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Freeman’s prescription goggles — which he ordered Monday after giving up on wearing contacts — are scheduled to arrive at the Turner Field clubhouse around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning. And if he feels good while wearing them in pregame batting practice, he’ll be allowed to return for Wednesday’s series finale against the defending World Series champs.

Freeman can’t wear contacts because he has chronically dry eyes and they get too uncomfortable over the course of a nine-inning game. And normal glasses don’t offer him enough peripheral vision.

The 22-year-old first baseman is hitting .247/.303/.443 with seven home runs in 44 games this year.

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.