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Jon Jay | Outfielder | #24

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / STL
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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

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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
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

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.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 05:09:00 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

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.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 08:48:00 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

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.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 04:32:00 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

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.
Sun, Jul 12, 2015 09:06:00 AM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

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.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 04:30:00 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

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.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 09:27:00 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

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.
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 11:14:00 AM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

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.
Fri, May 29, 2015 04:34:00 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

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.
Mon, May 25, 2015 01:57:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
3Christian Bethancourt
4Erik Kratz
1B1Wil Myers
2Brett Wallace
2B1Cory Spangenberg
2Jose Pirela
3Jemile Weeks
4Adam Rosales
SS1Alexei Ramirez
2Alexi Amarista
3Jose Rondon
3B1Yangervis Solarte
LF1Jon Jay
2Jabari Blash
CF1Travis Jankowski
2Melvin Upton
3Manuel Margot
RF1Matt Kemp
2Alex Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Tyson Ross
3Andrew Cashner
4Brandon Maurer
5Brandon Morrow
6Robbie Erlin
7Colin Rea
8Cesar Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Kevin Quackenbush
3Jon Edwards
4Drew Pomeranz
5Nick Vincent
6Carlos Villanueva
7Cory Mazzoni
8Leonel Campos
9Ryan Buchter
10Luis Perdomo
11Frank Garces
12Jose Torres
13Josh Martin
14Blake Smith