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Brandon Morrow: “All things equal, I’d probably be going back to the Dodgers.”

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Free agent reliever Brandon Morrow would like to return to the Dodgers. In an appearance on MLB Network Radio, the right-hander said, “All things being equal, I’d probably be going back to the Dodgers.” Here’s all of what he said in the clip provided by MLB Network Radio:

Things are still quiet, but obviously you’d love to go back to the place where you had success and the Dodgers are set to be good for a long time. That’s obviously very attractive to be with a team that’s going to compete and I think that’s obviously very high on my list at 33 years old, to get back to the playoffs. Getting so close to try and win one, I think that’s probably going to be the leading factor in my decision-making is teams with a chance. I don’t care about closing, just throwing from the sixth to the eighth inning. I’m cool pitching wherever and just looking for the best fit in the next few weeks.

All things equal, I’d probably be going back to the Dodgers. But there’s decisions they gotta make and other clubs are hopefully be coming after you and seeing what their pitch is. There’s a lot going into it. Definitely, building that with them and having the success that I did and knowing how the clubhouse is there and the guys on the squad and how much young talent they have, how good they’re going to be for years to come, to be able to hopefully be in that for three to four years. A lot of other teams like that, it’s definitely an attractive situation.

Morrow, 33, had been a starter for most of his career, but constantly had his seasons cut short due to injuries. He had a full and healthy season with the Dodgers in 2017, putting up a 2.06 ERA with a 50/9 K/BB ratio across 43 2/3 innings. Morrow became even more valuable to the Dodgers in the postseason, appearing in every single postseason game except Game 4 of the NLCS against the Cubs. In 14 playoff appearances last month, he gave up six runs on 11 hits and two walks with 12 strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings.

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.