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Jon Jay | Outfielder

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Jon Jay will have a scope on his left wrist this week.
The rehab for such a procedure takes 6-8 weeks, so Jay should be 100 percent healthy for the start of spring training next February. The 29-year-old batted .303 with a .372 on-base percentage in 140 games this season for St. Louis and should open 2015 as the Cardinals' primary center fielder. Oct 20 - 12:18 PM

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Jon Jay went 3-for-5 and scored two runs in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

He singled and scored the Cardinals' first run in the fourth, singled and scored again in the sixth and added one more base knock in the 10th. Jay has had a fantastic postseason as the team's main No. 2 hitter, putting together a .500/.577/.500 batting line.
Oct 14 - 7:31 PM

Jon Jay went 2-for-2 with a HBP in Saturday's NLCS Game 1 loss to the Giants.

Jay earned the start against a tough lefty in Madison Bumgarner with a Division Series in which he hit .455/.571/.455, and he continued to produce in the first game of the NLCS. Jay singled twice off Bumgarner, two of the four hits the southpaw allowed all night, and he was also hit by a pitch as he is wont to do. Jay is locked in as the Cards' starter in center field for the remainder of the postseason.
Oct 11 - 11:36 PM

Jon Jay has rejoined the Cardinals and is in Friday's lineup.

Jay was away from the club for one game while attending to a personal matter. The outfielder is sporting a .302/.373/.379 batting line with three homers and 45 RBI over 138 games this season.
Sep 26 - 5:41 PM

Jon Jay is away from the Cardinals due to a personal matter.

Jay is out of the lineup for the Cardinals' series finale against the Cubs Wednesday. He is expected to be back with the team when they open up the final series of the season Friday in Arizona. Peter Bourjos is starting in center field Wednesday. Jay is hitting .302/.373/.379 on the season.
Sep 24 - 6:25 PM

Jon Jay knocked in three runs with a pair of singles Monday against the Cubs.

Jay has been slumping of late, but he's remained a regular anyway, even against a lefty tonight. Of course, he's actually been quite a bit better against lefties than righties this season, complicating any type of platoon arrangement with Peter Bourjos. Even with his recent struggles, Jay still has a .306 average for the season. The Cardinals will just have to hope he plays better defense in October this time around.
Sep 22 - 11:11 PM

Jon Jay was one of the few bright spots for the Cardinals in Friday's loss to the Brewers, going 2-for-4.

Jay has done a tremendous job as a pseudo-regular option in the Cardinals outfield, slashing .321/.391/.408 with three homers, 39 RBI and six stolen bases in his 343 at-bats.
Sep 5 - 11:30 PM

Jon Jay went 3-for-4, extending his hitting streak to 12 games, as the Cardinals defeated the Reds 7-3 on Wednesday.

During his hitting streak, Jay is batting a scorching .514 (18-for-35) and raised his season OPS by 85 points. All three of his hits were singles, including an eighth-inning knock that extended the Cardinals' lead to 7-0. Jay is slashing .313/.385/.407 with three home runs, 36 RBI, and six stolen bases.
Aug 20 - 11:41 PM

Jon Jay was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the ninth inning Tuesday, giving the Cardinals a walk-off, 5-4 win over the Reds.

Jay has the strange distinction of leading the league with 15 hit-by-pitches this season, and none were more important than Tuesday's. The spectacle takes away from the fact that Jay also had two hits and scored twice in the victory. He owns an 11-game hitting streak that has his season line up to .307/.378/.402, and he's finding everyday at-bats in the Cardinals lineup. Mixed league owners need to start taking note.
Aug 20 - 12:36 AM

Jon Jay drove in the game-winning run with an RBI single in the eighth inning of Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.

Jay was back in the lineup for the first time since July 29 as he'd been dealing with left wrist soreness, and he came up with a big two-out hit against Red Sox reliever Junichi Tazawa to give the Cardinals the win. The single was Jays' only hit in four at-bats on the night. The 29-year-old is hitting .288/.345/.366 and should get the majority of the playing time in center field moving forward if his wrist is right.
Aug 6 - 12:27 AM

Jon Jay (wrist) is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Jay missed several games due to wrist soreness. He is starting in center field Tuesday night in St. Louis.
Aug 5 - 4:39 PM

Jon Jay remains out of the Cardinals' lineup with a sore left wrist.

Saturday marks the fourth consecutive start Jay will miss. The outfielder told skipper Mike Matheny he thinks he could return on Sunday. It's unlikely Jay will be used as a pinch-hitter on Saturday, because Matheny is reticent to use a cold player who hasn't been able to take swings.
Aug 2 - 5:02 PM

Jon Jay is not in Friday's lineup due to a sore wrist.

It explains why Peter Bourjos is getting a rare start versus a right-hander Friday. Jay's ailment looks to be a day-to-day situation, so expect him back in there sometime over the weekend.
Aug 1 - 5:45 PM

Jon Jay doubled, singled, walked and scored three times Monday against the Mets.

Jay is hitting .371 in June and .307 overall, which is one of the reasons the Cardinals felt no need to try Oscar Taveras in center field in the majors. He'll continue to start against righties.
Jun 16 - 11:57 PM

Jon Jay delivered a three-run double Friday against the Giants.

Jay entered the game in the seventh inning and doubled in his only at-bat in the eighth. With Oscar Taveras on the way to the majors, it looks like Peter Bourjos' playing time could suffer the most.
May 31 - 12:45 AM

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C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Ed Easley
4Cody Stanley
1B1Matt Adams
2Xavier Scruggs
3Scott Moore
2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
3Daniel Descalso
4Dean Anna
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Ty Kelly
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
3Shane Robinson
Starting Pitcher
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4John Lackey
5Jaime Garcia
6Carlos Martinez
Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Pat Neshek
3Jordan Walden
4Seth Maness
5Randy Choate
6Sam Freeman
7Kevin Siegrist
8Nick Greenwood
9Tyler Lyons
10Marco Gonzales
11Samuel Tuivailala
12Miguel Socolovich
13Marcus Hatley