St. Louis Cardinals press release
The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have activated outfielder Jon Jay from the 15-day disabled list.
Jay, 30, who was placed on the D.L. for a second time this season on July 1, most-recently missed 57 games due to a left wrist stress reaction. The left-handed hitting Jay was sent to Memphis (AAA) last Sunday (August 29) on an injury rehabilitation assignment, and in four games with the Triple-A Redbirds, batted .385 (5-for-13) with one home run and two stolen bases.
In 57 games prior to being placed on the D.L., Jay batted .223 (37-166) with two doubles, one triple, one home run and 11 RBI for St. Louis. Jay, who had wrist surgery last off-season, spent time on the D.L. earlier in the year (May 11-29) with left wrist tendinitis.
Brian Walton’s take
Jay makes the sixth active outfielder with St. Louis, with Randal Grichuk and Matt Holliday on the way back as well. It will be interesting to see how playing time is allocated, especially in center field. Options at the position include Jay, Peter Bourjos, Tommy Pham and soon, Grichuk. The latter was the primary starter during Jay’s absence before being injured himself.
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