Rockies activate Nolan Arenado from the disabled list

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Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is off the disabled list after being out since late May with a fractured middle finger.

Arenado was off to a nice start before the injury, hitting .305 with six homers in 49 games and upping his OPS by 117 points compared to his rookie campaign last year.

Ryan Wheeler has been filling in at third base recently and the Rockies also used Charlie Culberson and Josh Rutledge as replacements.

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.