Manny Machado diagnosed with ligament sprain in knee

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Orioles third baseman Manny Machado underwent an MRI on Tuesday after injuring his right knee on a hard swing in the third inning of Monday night’s 11-3 victory over the Yankees. The O’s have reviewed the MRI results but aren’t offering more than a vague diagnosis until Wednesday …

A knee ligament sprain can mean any number of things — from very severe to minor — and it’s not worth attempting uninformed speculation. Machado’s right knee buckled awkwardly after he made broken-bat contact and he needed help getting down the dugout steps. MLB.com has the video from Tuesday …

Machado underwent surgery on his left knee last October to repair a torn medial patellar ligament.

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.