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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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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. Jul 17 - 4:32 PM

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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.
Jul 12 - 9:06 AM

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.
Jul 2 - 4:30 PM

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.
Jul 1 - 9:27 PM

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.
Jun 3 - 11:14 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Brandon Moss
2Mark Reynolds
3Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Stephen Piscotty
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Jon Jay
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Jason Heyward
DH1Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Kevin Siegrist
4Steve Cishek
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Matt Belisle
8Randy Choate
9Carlos Villanueva