Mat Latos, Robinson Cano are your players of the week

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Gosh, it seems like these things happen every week! Anyway:

Mat Latos is your NL Player of the Week. Latos was 2-0 in back-to-back complete games, while striking out 20 and allowing but a single earned run in each start.

Robinson Cano takes the honors in the AL.  He hit .414 with two doubles, four home runs, 10 RBI  and five runs scored in seven games including a couple of notable game-winning shots.

I presume we’ll get an announcement about Player of the Month soon. No word on when Player of the Fortnight will be named.

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.