Pirates place Alex Presley on seven-day concussion DL

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Alex Presley left Tuesday’s game following an attempted diving catch in the outfield and after going through some tests today the Pirates have placed him on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

Pittsburgh added Jody Mercer to the roster in Presley’s place and he’ll be eligible to come back immediately after the All-Star break, although obviously with a concussion that’s no sure thing.

Presley, who was demoted to the minors in mid-May and recalled two weeks later, has hit .268 with four homers and an .816 OPS in 26 games since returning.

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.