Julio Borbon has a hit by pitch he’d like to sell you

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And the award for worst actor of the 2013 baseball season goes to Cubs outfielder Julio Borbon …

The ump didn’t buy it and Borbon eventually grounded out.

(Complicated handshake to our own Bill Baer for the GIF magic.)

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.