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Jon Jay | Outfielder | #24

Team: Chicago Cubs
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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Cubs signed OF Jon Jay to a one-year, $8 million contract.
Jay holds a solid .287/.352/.384 career slash line over seven major league seasons and has been even better against right-handed pitching. The lefty-batting 31-year-old figures to work in a center field platoon next season with Albert Almora, unless the Cubs make further upgrades at that position. They're having to replace Dexter Fowler, who is one of the top free agents on the market this winter. Nov 29 - 6:50 PM

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Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that free agent outfielder Jon Jay "has drawn interest from at least one playoff team."

Jay batted .291/.339/.389 with two home runs and two stolen bases in 90 games this summer for the Padres, missing a large chunk of time with a fracture in his right forearm. The owner of a .287/.352/.384 career batting line, Jay may be able to find a multi-year deal on this market. He turns 32 years old next March.
Nov 10 - 12:28 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

According to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres have "some interest" in re-signing free agents Jon Jay, Edwin Jackson, Clayton Richard and Adam Rosales.

Despite their admitted interest, the Padres will not be extending qualify offers to any of the players mentioned. Jay hit .291 this past season, though he missed a good chunk of the year to a broken forearm. The one-year qualifying offer for impending free agents has been set at $17.2 million.
Nov 5 - 6:13 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles in a loss to the Rockies on Saturday.

He has been getting everyday playing time after returning from the 60-day disabled list last week. He has a nice .297 batting average but doesn't accrue much in the way of counting stats. He has two home runs, 25 RBI and 41 runs scored in 79 games.
Sep 17 - 11:22 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Padres activated OF Jon Jay from the 60-day disabled list.

Jay has been sidelined since late June with a fractured right forearm, but he's finally ready to make his return. The 31-year-old was having a nice year prior to the injury, but he'll likely have a diminished role down the stretch.
Sep 6 - 3:41 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay (forearm) is expected to join the Padres on Tuesday.

He'll play one final rehab game with High-A Lake Elsinore on Monday. Jay has been sidelined since late June because of a fractured right forearm and is expected to function in a reserve role down the stretch with San Diego.
Sep 5 - 3:31 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay (forearm) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with High-A Lake Elsinore on Saturday.

Jay has been on the shelf since late June due to a fractured right forearm, but it finally making tangible strides toward a return. He's expected to function in a reserve role upon his return though, which limits his already minimal fantasy appeal.
Sep 2 - 8:29 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay (forearm) took batting practice Friday.

Jay is nearing a return to action. He's been out since late June with a fractured right forearm.
Sep 2 - 6:00 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Padres transferred OF Jon Jay from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Oswaldo Arcia. It doesn't change Jay's early September timetable, as he's already missed 60 days.
Aug 28 - 8:17 AM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay (forearm) hit off a tee Sunday.

It's the first time he's done any hitting since suffering a fractured forearm back in late June. Jay could be activated the first week of September if he continues to progress.
Aug 21 - 2:45 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay (forearm) has not been cleared for hitting.

Jay underwent a CT scan on Tuesday and met with team doctors, and the decision was made to continue resting. A mid-September return now seems more probable for the 31-year-old outfielder, who has been on the disabled list since June 20 with a fractured forearm. He had been aiming to return before the end of August.
Aug 16 - 5:44 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Padres manager Andy Green indicated Thursday that Jon Jay (forearm) will be used as a fourth outfielder when he returns from the disabled list.

The veteran outfielder has hit .296/.345/.407 this season, but he's slated for free agency this winter and the Padres want to get a look at their younger players. Green added that Jay, who is on track to resume baseball activities this weekend, should still get "four or five starts a week" as he provides rest for Alex Dickerson, Travis Jankowski and Jabari Blash.
Aug 12 - 10:47 AM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay (forearm) is likely a couple of weeks away from swinging.

Jay recently had the cast removed from his fractured right forearm, but he's still building up his mobility. He could still be a trade candidate for the Padres if he can prove his health and effectiveness by the end of the month.
Aug 1 - 8:12 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay has had the cast on his fractured right forearm removed.

He's still waiting for clearance to resume swinging a bat. Jay is likely to be traded sometime in August assuming he can avoid speed bumps in his recovery.
Jul 31 - 2:58 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay has drawn considerable trade interest, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

Aside from Wil Myers, no one is off-limits for the rebuilding Padres. Jay carries an impressive .296 average this year, though he's still recovering from a broken arm. As Rosenthal notes, players on the disabled list can be traded as long as they have the consent of the acquiring team. Jay hasn't begun a rehab assignment yet but he's hoping to be back in early August.
Jul 28 - 9:48 PM