Adam Greenberg to get his chance tonight. R.A. Dickey is ready for him.

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Adam Greenberg — the man whose sole big league plate appearance resulted in a beaning — is going to un-Moonlight Graham himself in tonight’s Marlins-Mets game.  He won’t start, but Ozzie Guillen said he will pinch hit him at some point in the game, likely when the outcome is not on the line.  Guillen says that, despite both teams being out of it, he is going to manage to win.

R.A. Dickey — the pitcher Greenberg is most likely to face — is playing to win too. Here’s what he says:

“He’s a big leaguer. I’m going to treat him like a big leaguer,” Dickey said. “That’s why he’s here. I would hope he wouldn’t want anything less than that. That’s certainly how I’m going to treat him. So if he comes up, he’s going to get a steady dose of my best. Whatever that is.”

I love the “whatever that is” line.  With Dickey that could be anything from his weird knuckler to his “fastball” to that changeup he whips out every once in a while.  Heck, it could be his powerful, paralyzing, poifect, pachydoimous, percussion pitch.

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.