LaTroy Hawkins took a comebacker to the — oh, my, oh … that’s awful

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You think you had a bad day at work? Check out what happened to LaTroy Hawkins, via Chad Moriyama at MLBgifs.com:

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Yes, it hit him exactly where you think it hit him.  And to make matters worse:

 

After the game Hawkins said it was a “Direct hit. Direct hit. Di-rect hit.” He added that “I feel like I got kicked by a mule.”

Kids: wear your cup. Don’t even try to argue with me. Just wear your friggin’ cup.

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.