Jesse Crain’s deal with Astros worth $3.25 million

2 Comments

Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has the details of Jesse Crain’s one-year deal with the Astros, reporting that the right-hander will get $3.25 million in guaranteed money.

Crain is a big question mark after missing the second half with a shoulder injury, but he was having a fantastic season before getting hurt and if healthy certainly would have been in line for a two- or three-year deal for much more than $3.25 million per season.

Going to Houston gives him a chance to rack up saves in a closer role and it gives the Astros a chance to potentially trade him for some future value around midseason.

Report: Momentum in talks between Mariners, Jon Jay

Jon Durr/Getty Images
7 Comments

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.