Kevin Youkilis leaves White Sox game with sprained ankle

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UPDATE: He’s fine, apparently, and will play Friday.

5:02 PM: The Youk gets hurt again: he left this afternoon’s Twins-White Sox game with a sprained ankle.  The injury happened in the fourth inning, though it wasn’t immediately apparent how he suffered the injury.

Youkilis is hitting .249/.333/.415 and has 20 RBIs in 25 games since joining the White Sox, but the injury bug has followed him over from Boston.  No word yet on how long he’ll be out. In the meantime Eduardo Escobar will likely get most of the time at third base for the Chisox.

I love to say “Chisox.”

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.