From Nationals Park during the pregame of today’s Nats-Braves game, here’s Tyler Clippard:
Other Nats players are sporting Navy caps too. And several fans and radio hosts in Washington are urging those who go to today’s doubleheader to wear Navy blue and gold.
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.