Red Sox are considering moves for Tyson Ross or Carlos Carrasco

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ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that the Red Sox, though out of the playoff hunt, are looking at improving their pitching staff for the long term, saying that they “like Tyson Ross a lot,” and have talked to the Indians about Carlos Carrasco.

As mentioned earlier, Carrasco is under contract for a while and Ross is team controlled for two more years as well.

Boston is dead last in ERA in the American League, has the third worst batting average against and is third in issuing walks. So yeah, either of these guys would help out considerably.

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.