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Jon Jay | Outfielder | #30

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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 (back) is starting in right field and batting ninth on Wednesday night against the Reds.
Jay has been bothered by back spasms for about a week, though he did pinch-hit on Tuesday night and he'll get a start on Wednesday with the Reds throwing right-hander Scott Feldman. Ian Happ is in center field and batting cleanup for the Cubs. May 17 - 3:07 PM

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Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay, who has been troubled by back spasms, lined out as a pinch-hitter Tuesday against the Reds.

It was Jay's first action in four days. It's unclear whether he'll return to the outfield and get a start within the next couple of days.
May 16 - 11:57 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay was forced to make an early exit from Friday's game due to back spasms.

The injury could be a result of not warming up properly before the game, as he was a last minute addition to the lineup when Kris Bryant was scratched. Consider him day-to-day.
May 12 - 9:23 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to the Rockies.

As a team, the Cubs finished with just three hits. After taking the rough 0-for-4 on Wednesday, Jay is now hitting .303/.410/.379 with four RBI in 29 games played. There is no real fantasy intrigue with the outfielder.
May 10 - 6:39 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Making his first start, Jon Jay went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI against the Cardinals on Thursday.

The Cubs have used three center fielders in three games, with Jason Heyward playing there in the opener and Albert Almora starting their (and robbing a homer) in the second game. Jay is our least favorite of the Cubs' three options, but he had a nice game today, including a very important walk against a tough lefty in Brett Cecil (ahead of Kyle Schwarber's go-ahead homer). He helped his case for playing time.
Apr 6 - 5:27 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay went 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League win over the A's.

Nice work by Jay. The two-bagger was his first of the young spring. The Cubs signed him to a one-year, $8 million contract in November. While he figures to see his fair share of playing time this coming season, he doesn't offer much on the fantasy front beyond average and on-base percentage. For his career, he is a .287/.352/.384 hitter.
Feb 25 - 6:04 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

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.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 06:50:00 PM
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.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 12:28:00 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.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 06:13:00 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.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 11:22:00 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.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 03:41:00 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.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 03:31:00 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.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 08:29:00 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.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 06:00:00 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.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 08:17:00 AM

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C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Ian Happ
2Albert Almora
3Jon Jay
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Kyle Hendricks
4John Lackey
5Brett Anderson
6Eddie Butler
Relief Pitcher
R1Wade Davis
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Koji Uehara
5Mike Montgomery
6Carl Edwards Jr.
7Brian Duensing
8Felix Pena