And here’s a look at said patch, via the Mets’ official Twitter feed …
Kiner spent 10 years in the majors and over 50 in the Mets’ broadcast booth. He died this month at 91.
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.