VIDEO: Giancarlo Stanton hits his first home run of 2014

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Watch as Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton drives an 0-1 pitch from Rockies starter Jordan Lyles into the right-field home-team bullpen on Wednesday night in Miami …

It’s rare to see a hitter go oppo at Marlins Park, a power-sapping stadium. Only Giancarlo.

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.