The New York Daily News reports that Mariners catcher Jesus Montero’s name appears in the Biogenesis records. Add him to Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez, Danny Valencia, Francisco Cervelli, Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez and Yasmani Grandal.
The report said he was “named in records.” It does not say if there is any indicia of PED use on his part in the records. It does note that, like Melky Cabrera and others, Montero is a client of the Levinson Brothers sports agency. The Levinsons, as an agency, have been linked to Biogenesis as well.
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.