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Brewers sign Chase Anderson to a two-year extension

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The Milwaukee Brewers have signed starter Chase Anderson to a two-year contract through the 2019 season, with club options for 2020 and 2021. The extension buys out the rest of his arbitration eligibility and an additional year.

The deal guarantees Anderson $11.75 million and can max out at $31.35 million over four years. He will earn $4.25 million in 2018 and $6 million 2019. The 2020 option is worth $8.5 million or a $500k buyout $9.5 million for 2021 with a $500k buyout.

Anderson had a breakout year in 2017, going 12-4 with a 2.74 ERA in 25 starts, setting career highs for wins and strikeouts (133).

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.