It’s a slow news day, so I just want to note that despite all the sadness surrounding his Tommy John surgery Matt Harvey is currently on vacation in Russia with his model girlfriend Anne V.
He’s holding the umbrella with his left arm, though!
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.