Mark Teixeira left last night’s Orioles-Yankees game after injuring his wrist. But good news: an MRI reveals no structural damage.
Teixeira had a cortisone shot for inflammation — steroids do help one recover from injuries! — and will be reevaluated in 3 days.
Good news for the Yankees.
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.