The Indians are a prime suitor for Shane Victorino

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Jerry Crasnick reports that the Indians are a prime suitor for Johnny Damon.

Oh, wait, he said Shane Victorino. Sorry. Honest mistake:

 

Seems like a match made in heaven. For Victorino the only reason to go to Cleveland would be to build value to go someplace else later. For Cleveland, the only reason to sign Victorino is because they can’t sign anyone else.

Not inspiring for anyone, though.

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.