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R.A. Dickey reveals he had offseason knee surgery

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R.A. Dickey arrived at Blue Jays camp on Sunday and revealed to reporters, including Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, that he underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee soon after the Blue Jays were eliminated by the Royals in the 2015 American League Championship Series.

Dickey said the rehab process only lasted 4-6 weeks and seemed confident that he would be a full participant in Blue Jays camp this spring, but this is obviously still something worth monitoring for a guy entering his age-41 season.

The veteran knuckleballer posted a 3.91 ERA in 214 1/3 regular-season innings last year for Toronto. He had one good postseason start (versus Texas) and then one very bad one in ALCS Game 4 against Kansas City.

Dickey is owed $12 million in 2016 — the final year of his current deal.

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.