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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
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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

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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

The Cardinals are optimistic that Jon Jay (wrist) will be ready for activation from the disabled list when first eligible on May 26.

Jay has resumed taking swings in the batting cage and has also done some throwing. The throwing had been the bigger issue prior to him landing on the disabled list, so that he completed that step with no issues is obviously a good sign. Peter Bourjos and Randal Grichuk will continue to handle center field until Jay returns.
May 19 - 10:13 PM

Cardinals placed OF Jon Jay on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 10, with left wrist tendinitis.

It was apparent that Jay was going to need a disabled list stint when Pete Kozma was called on to play left field Wednesday after Matt Holliday got struck on the elbow by a Corey Kluber fastball. The hope is that Jay will be ready to return as soon as his 15 days are up, but this is the same wrist he had surgically repaired in October. Peter Bourjos will be the Cardinals' starting center fielder while Jay is out and carries significant fantasy value because of his speed. Bourjos is leading off on Thursday against the Indians.
May 14 - 9:58 AM

Jon Jay (thumb) is not in the Cardinals' lineup Thursday.

Jay has been out all week with a thumb injury and wasn't able to enter Wednesday's game in left field after Matt Holliday departed with an elbow bruise. Pete Kozma, a utility infielder, had to take Holliday's place instead. A disabled list stint could be coming for Jay. Peter Bourjos is in center field in Thursday's series finale against the Indians.
May 14 - 9:41 AM

Jon Jay (thumb) remained out of the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday.

Jay hasn't started since bruising his left thumb in an at-bat on Saturday. Peter Bourjos is getting another start in center field.
May 13 - 2:15 PM

Jon Jay (thumb) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.

Jay is dealing with a bruised left thumb and apparently needs another day of rest. Peter Bourjos will start in center field Tuesday while Mark Reynolds will serve as the DH. Carlos Carrasco is starting for Cleveland.
May 12 - 2:51 PM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said that Jon Jay (thumb) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.

Jay is nursing a bruised left thumb. He was able to pinch-run on Sunday, but the Cards were forced to use Pete Kozma as a pinch-hitter with the game on the line because Jay was unavailable to hit. He's day-to-day. Peter Bourjos will play center field if Jay needs more time.
May 11 - 4:28 PM

Jon Jay is dealing with a bruised left thumb.

It's what forced him from Saturday's game. The good news is that it doesn't appear to be a big deal, as Jay is available off the bench Sunday and could be back in there Tuesday after Monday's off day.
May 10 - 1:07 PM

Jon Jay is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Jay was removed late from Saturday's game, but there's been no report of an injury. Peter Bourjos is in center field Sunday in his place.
May 10 - 10:52 AM

Jon Jay is not in the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

Peter Bourjos appears to have played his way into a platoon role with Jay in center field. Bourjos is hitting leadoff against the Pirates' Francisco Liriano.
May 8 - 3:33 PM

Jon Jay is not in the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday.

He'll take a seat with the Cubs throwing lefty Jon Lester. Peter Bourjos is in center and leading off.
May 6 - 4:02 PM

Jon Jay went 2-for-5 and scored the winning run Friday against the Pirates.

Peter Bourjos got the start on Wednesday, but Jay has now batted leadoff in three out of the last four games. The 30-year-old doesn't have a lot of pop and has never stolen more than 19 bases in a season, but he has a knack for getting on base and could help in counting stats in deeper mixed leagues if he continues to stick at the top of the order for St. Louis.
May 2 - 1:02 AM

Jon Jay is leading off for the Cardinals on Thursday afternoon against the Phillies.

He was given a day off Wednesday and Peter Bourjos did a tremendous job filling in, but the Cardinals' starting center field job belongs to Jay and he may continue to bat at the top of the order versus right-handers. Philadelphia is throwing righty David Buchanan in Thursday's series finale at Busch Stadium.
Apr 30 - 11:25 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Ed Easley
1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
2B1Kolten Wong
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Seth Maness
4Matt Belisle
5Randy Choate
6Kevin Siegrist
7Carlos Villanueva
8Mitch Harris
9Miguel Socolovich