Cuban outfielder Daniel Carbonell has agreed to a four-year, $3.5 million contract with the Giants.
Carbonell is 23 years old and defected from Cuba in October. Previous reports had him looking for a four-year deal instead of the longer contracts various teams were offering, so it looks like Carbonell got his wish.
A switch-hitter with very good speed and what has so far at least been a modest bat, he could potentially make relatively quick work of the minor leagues and become an option for the Giants in 2015.
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.