The other day Jeremy Bonderman talked about wanting to get back in the game in 2013 and that all he wanted was a minor league deal to prove himself. His wish is the Tigers’ command:
Unless they did something silly like offer him guaranteed money, there is no risk here and no downside.
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.