Alex Rodriguez homers in rehab game, says he’s “about six days away” from majors

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Alex Rodriguez played his ninth minor-league rehab game yesterday at Double-A and hit his first homer, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs as he comes back from hip surgery.

And then afterward Rodriguez gave all sorts of optimistic quotes to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger, saying it was “by far the best I’ve felt and played” and “today we checked a lot of boxes.”

Asked about his return timetable, Rodriguez declared himself “about six days away” from coming off the disabled list and rejoining the Yankees, which coincides with the date his rehab stint would reach the maximum length.

Overall in nine rehab games he’s 5-for-25 (.200) with one homer, one double, and a 7/1 K/BB ratio, so Rodriguez hasn’t exactly been tearing it up in the minors.

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.