Brian Wilson throws for first time since Tommy John surgery

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Brian Wilson isn’t an option to pitch for the Giants this postseason, but he threw yesterday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in April.

Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that Wilson made 30 tosses from 45 feet at Busch Stadium and said he’s “right where I need to be.”

Wilson plans to toss every three days next month before ramping up his throwing program. Barring any setbacks, he expects to be ready for Opening Day next season, though it’s possible the Giants will ease him back into the closer role.

Wilson earned $8.5 million this season and is arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter, but Baggarly writes that the expectation is the two sides will work out a one-year deal.

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.