David Wright engaged to model Molly Beers

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ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin has the big scoop:

David Wright is off the market. And we’re not referring to the eight-year contract he signed last month.

Weeks after model Molly Beers accompanied Wright to the winter meetings for his contract-extension announcement, the couple became engaged over the holidays, Wright told ESPNNewYork.com.

No wedding date has yet been set.

It’s been a pretty enjoyable offseason so far for Wright, who landed a $138 million contract extension in early December.

The 30-year-old third baseman batted .306/.391/.492 with 21 home runs and 93 RBI in 2012.

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.