Freddy Garcia gets the call from the O’s, will start Saturday

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Rosenthal reports:

 

Garcia has made five starts for Norfolk. He’s 4-0 and has an ERA of 2.67 while striking out 21 and walking only two in 33 and two-thirds innings.

That’ll play. But even if it doesn’t, Garcia is gonna be pitching forever. Because he does things like accept minor league assignments, knowing full well that just about every team goes through multiple starters a year.

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.