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Dodgers place Adrian Gonzalez on DL with back discomfort

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The Dodgers announced on Tuesday that first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with back discomfort. Outfielder Joc Pederson was activated from the seven-day concussion DL as well.

Gonzalez, 35, left Sunday’s game in the seventh inning when his back “locked up” on him. He exacerbated a previously-existing herniated disk.

Cody Bellinger is starting at first base in Gonzalez’s place for Tuesday’s game against the Indians and that will figure to be the case going forward while Gonzalez is absent.

Gonzalez was batting a meager .255/.304/.339 with one home run and 23 RBI in 182 plate appearances on the season.

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.