Daisuke Matsuzaka mulling minor league offers

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From three teams, actually:

 

The Mets pitching staff would be the hardest of those three for Dice-K to crack, but if he truly wants to remain in the states he’ll take one of these. If what he truly wants is to pitch at the highest level, however, I’m guessing a Japanese team would be willing to give him a shot, as rumored.

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.