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Jon Jay | Outfielder

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Miami (FL)
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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. Sep 4 - 3:56 PM

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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.
Sep 2 - 9:07 PM

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.
Aug 28 - 12:23 PM

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.
Aug 25 - 8:50 PM

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."
Aug 23 - 12:31 PM

Jon Jay (wrist) has been cleared to accelerate his rehab.

That means more baseball activities for Jay, who's been doing tee work for over a week without issue. He could be ready to rejoin the Cardinals around mid-September if he can avoid further setbacks. Jay has appeared in only 57 games this season for first-place St. Louis.
Aug 19 - 5:09 PM

Jon Jay (wrist) is hitting off a tee and will soon progress to soft-toss and eventually taking batting practice.

Jay appears to be making some progress with his nagging left wrist ailment, but Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said the outfielder is "at a minimum a couple weeks away" from a return. He's likely no longer going to start for the Cards when he returns following the emergence of Randal Grichuk and Stephen Piscotty.
Aug 11 - 8:48 PM

Jon Jay (wrist) took batting practice on Friday.

Jay has been meeting with hand and wrist specialists to try and get a better handle on his ailing left wrist. He apparently got some good news, as this is the first time this month that he's swung a bat. There remains no timetable for his return, though.
Jul 17 - 4:32 PM

Jon Jay (wrist) has been meeting with hand and wrist specialists.

Jay had surgery on his left wrist last offseason but has still been dealing with nagging soreness in the wrist all season. The hope is that all the doctor's visits will lead to a course of action that will hopefully help the wrist heal. There's no timetable for the outfielder's return.
Jul 12 - 9:06 AM

Cardinals placed OF Jon Jay on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 1, with a left wrist stress reaction/bone bruise.

Jay has been dealing with the wrist injury all season and hopes that a couple of weeks of rest will prove beneficial. He'll be eligible to return after the All-Star break.
Jul 2 - 4:30 PM

Jon Jay (wrist) was held out of batting practice Wednesday and may be a candidate for the disabled list.

Jay was activated from the disabled list on May 29 but has never gotten fully healthy. Since being activated, he's started 17 of the team's 29 games but has hit just .185/.280/.262 in that span. With Matt Holliday nearing a return and Randal Grichuk heating up at the plate, it may behoove the Cards to give Jay some more time on the DL to get his wrist right.
Jul 1 - 9:27 PM

Jon Jay is not in the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday.

Jay has now started just three of six games since being activated from the disabled list. Meanwhile, Randal Grichuk has been in the lineup five times over that span, making starts at all three outfield spots. Grichuk is in center field Wednesday.
Jun 3 - 11:14 AM

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

Jay missed the last couple weeks with tendinitis in his surgically-repaired left wrist. He's not in Friday's lineup and with Randal Grichuk and Peter Bourjos playing well, Jay will likely have to share the center field job.
May 29 - 4:34 PM

Jon Jay (wrist) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Low-A Peoria.

Jay is eligible to return from the disabled list on Tuesday, but the Cardinals have been getting great production from Peter Bourjos and Randal Grichuk so they'll let Jay get his timing right with some minor league at-bats. He's expected to return to St. Louis' active roster on Friday. Jay has been out since May 10 with tendinitis in his surgically-repaired left wrist.
May 25 - 1:57 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny suggested Monday that Jon Jay (wrist) might be sent out on a rehab assignment.

Jay is eligible to return from the disabled list Tuesday and he took batting practice with his Cardinals teammates again on Monday afternoon, but Matheny said he wants to make sure the 30-year-old center fielder has his timing right when he's added back to the active roster. Peter Bourjos and Randal Grichuk have done a great job filling in, so that's probably part of this.
May 25 - 1:47 PM

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3Cody Stanley
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Aledmys Diaz
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Anthony Garcia
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Tommy Pham
3Jon Jay
4Peter Bourjos
RF1Stephen Piscotty
2Charlie Tilson
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2Carlos Martinez
3Michael Wacha
4Lance Lynn
5Jaime Garcia
6John Lackey
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3Jordan Walden
4Seth Maness
5Steve Cishek
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7Miguel Socolovich
8Mitch Harris
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