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Mark Canha undergoes wrist surgery

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Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Athletics outfielder Mark Canha underwent surgery on his right wrist. He’s expected to be ready once spring training begins.

Canha, 28, hit a meager .208/.262/.382 with five home runs and 14 RBI in 187 plate appearances in 2017. He spent most of the season with Triple-A Nashville, batting .283/.373/.529 with 12 homers and 50 RBI across 317 PA.

Assuming he’s able to stay healthy, Canha should contribute off the bench for the A’s next season. He will be under team control through 2021.

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.