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Jon Jay | Outfielder | #24

Team: San Diego Padres
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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Jon Jay is not in the Padres' lineup Sunday.
Jay is getting a day off with the Diamondbacks throwing lefty Patrick Corbin. Jabari Blash is in left field in his place. Derek Norris is also receiving some rest, as Christian Bethancourt is catching. Apr 17 - 1:20 PM

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Jon Jay - OF - Padres

Jon Jay will hit leadoff for the Padres on Opening Day.

He's earned it with a big spring that includes a .339 average, five home runs and a 1.069 OPS. Jay hit just .210 with a .306 on-base percentage last season while playing through a wrist issue, but he boasts a career .287 average and .354 OBP. While not a bad choice for the leadoff spot, we suspect he won't offer much for fantasy owners.
Mar 29 - 7:59 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

Jon Jay slugged two home runs and tallied three RBI as the Padres beat the Dodgers 11-9 on Tuesday.

Jay got to Dodgers right-hander Ross Stripling in the bottom of the third inning for a solo shot and then launched a two-run bomb off Stripling in the bottom of the fifth. Jay now has five home runs and 12 RBI in 18 games this spring, to go along with a .339 batting average and 1.069 OPS. But we're not buying him as a sudden fantasy stud, even if he regularly bats leadoff for San Diego. The 31-year-old outfielder only reached the double-digit home run plateau once in St. Louis -- he had 10 back in 2011 -- and he had zero stolen bases in 2015.
Mar 29 - 7:28 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

Jon Jay had an RBI double in a Cactus League loss to the Rockies on Saturday.

Jay batted leadoff and finished 1-for-3 on the afternoon. The outfielder, acquired from the Cardinals in December, is expected to start for the Padres and is a good bet to bounce back offensively after a career-worst year in 2015.
Mar 5 - 6:55 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

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
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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Christian Bethancourt
1B1Wil Myers
2Brett Wallace
2B1Cory Spangenberg
2Jemile Weeks
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Adam Rosales
3Alexi Amarista
LF1Melvin Upton
2Jabari Blash
CF1Jon Jay
2Travis Jankowski
RF1Matt Kemp
2Alex Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Tyson Ross
2James Shields
3Andrew Cashner
4Drew Pomeranz
5Colin Rea
6Cesar Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Kevin Quackenbush
3Brandon Maurer
4Matt Thornton
5Jon Edwards
6Carlos Villanueva
7Ryan Buchter
8Luis Perdomo
9Buddy Baumann
10Robbie Erlin
11Brad Hand