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Jon Jay | Outfielder | #24

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Jon Jay (shoulder) doubled and singled in his return to the lineup Thursday.
Jay didn't start a game for nearly a week due to a sore shoulder. It's not expected to be a long-term issue for him. May 20 - 8:04 AM

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Jon Jay - OF - Padres

Padres manager Andy Green said he expects Jon Jay (shoulder) to return to the lineup Thursday.

Jay has been sidelined since last Friday because of a jammed shoulder, though he did make an appearance as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday night. He grounded out to second base in the bottom of the eighth inning, but it still served as a positive sign. Jay, the Padres' primary center fielder, is slashing .278/.338/.368 in 38 games this season.
May 19 - 9:11 AM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

Jon Jay is day-to-day with a sore shoulder.

Jay jammed the shoulder on Friday night and hasn't felt much progress, but the Padres are hoping this doesn't have to be a disabled list situation. Travis Jankowski started in center field and hit leadoff in the Padres' final two games in Milwaukee. Wil Myers will get the nod at leadoff in Tuesday night's series opener against the Giants and Madison Bumgarner.
May 17 - 7:24 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

Jon Jay went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's loss to the Mets.

Jay whacked his three-run shot off Mets starter Bartolo Colon in the third inning. The tater was his first of the season. The 31-year-old outfielder is slashing just .276/.331/.366 over 123 at-bats. For fantasy purposes, he isn't worth owning.
May 8 - 12:10 AM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

Jon Jay went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI against the Mets on Friday.

Jay can be a perfectly fine leadoff hitter for the Padres all year and still not make any sort of impact in fantasy leagues. Right now, he's sporting a .336 OBP, but he has no homers and one steal in 119 at-bats. He's just not capable of offering much in those categories, and he'll be useless in RBI, too.
May 7 - 2:04 AM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

Jon Jay is not in the Padres' lineup Sunday.

Jay is getting a day off with the Diamondbacks throwing lefty Patrick Corbin. Jabari Blash is in left field in his place. Derek Norris is also receiving some rest, as Christian Bethancourt is catching.
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

Jon Jay will hit leadoff for the Padres on Opening Day.

He's earned it with a big spring that includes a .339 average, five home runs and a 1.069 OPS. Jay hit just .210 with a .306 on-base percentage last season while playing through a wrist issue, but he boasts a career .287 average and .354 OBP. While not a bad choice for the leadoff spot, we suspect he won't offer much for fantasy owners.
Mar 29 - 7:59 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

Jon Jay slugged two home runs and tallied three RBI as the Padres beat the Dodgers 11-9 on Tuesday.

Jay got to Dodgers right-hander Ross Stripling in the bottom of the third inning for a solo shot and then launched a two-run bomb off Stripling in the bottom of the fifth. Jay now has five home runs and 12 RBI in 18 games this spring, to go along with a .339 batting average and 1.069 OPS. But we're not buying him as a sudden fantasy stud, even if he regularly bats leadoff for San Diego. The 31-year-old outfielder only reached the double-digit home run plateau once in St. Louis -- he had 10 back in 2011 -- and he had zero stolen bases in 2015.
Mar 29 - 7:28 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

Jon Jay had an RBI double in a Cactus League loss to the Rockies on Saturday.

Jay batted leadoff and finished 1-for-3 on the afternoon. The outfielder, acquired from the Cardinals in December, is expected to start for the Padres and is a good bet to bounce back offensively after a career-worst year in 2015.
Mar 5 - 6:55 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

Padres acquired OF Jon Jay from the Cardinals for INF Jedd Gyorko and cash considerations.

Jay posted a career-low .563 OPS this past season while dealing with a wrist injury, but he has landed in a pretty good situation in San Diego where he could end up seeing significant playing time between left field and center field. He turns 31 in March and is owed $6.225 million in 2016 before becoming a free agent.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 10:58:00 AM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

Cardinals activated OF Jon Jay from the 15-day disabled list.

Jay has missed much of the season with pain in his surgically-repaired left wrist, but he just completed a rehab assignment without any issues. He should see some starts in center field with Randal Grichuk (elbow) sidelined.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 03:56:00 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

Jon Jay (wrist) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Friday.

Jay has been out since June 30 with a left wrist injury, but his rehab has gone well and he's ready to return. Jay won't have a clear path to playing time upon activation, but he should get into the lineup a few days a week until the end of the season. Jay was hitting .223/.311/.265 before the injury.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 09:07:00 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

Jon Jay (wrist) could begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Friday.

He'll report to Memphis on Friday but might not begin playing in games just yet. Jay began taking batting practice earlier this week and hasn't had any issues with his nagging left wrist injury. He should be on track to be activated from the disabled list within the next two weeks.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 12:23:00 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

Jon Jay (wrist) is on track to begin a rehab assignment at the end of the week.

Jay took batting practice for the second straight day Tuesday and hasn't had any issues with his ailing left wrist. He's tracking toward a mid-September return for the Cardinals.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 08:50:00 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

Jon Jay (wrist) will take batting practice on Monday.

Jay has been sidelined for two months while battling pain in his surgically-repaired left wrist. He appears to have finally turned a corner, though, and could be activated in a couple weeks. "This is the best I’ve felt all year. By far," said Jay. "We took the time to get it right."
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 12:31:00 PM

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C1Derek Norris
2Christian Bethancourt
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Cory Spangenberg
2Jemile Weeks
3Adam Rosales
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Brett Wallace
3Alexi Amarista
LF1Melvin Upton
CF1Jon Jay
2Travis Jankowski
RF1Matt Kemp
Starting Pitcher
S1Tyson Ross
2James Shields
3Andrew Cashner
4Drew Pomeranz
5Cesar Vargas
6Christian Friedrich
Relief Pitcher
R1Fernando Rodney
2Brandon Maurer
3Carlos Villanueva
4Matt Thornton
5Jon Edwards
6Ryan Buchter
7Luis Perdomo
8Buddy Baumann
9Brad Hand
10Keith Hessler
11Robbie Erlin