Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:48:17 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jason Heyward hasn't been mentioned in a platoon in right field, even though he's hit just .210 with a .293 on-base percentage and .325 slugging percentage against left-handed pitchers in 283 plate appearances in the last two seasons. The Cardinals think he can turns things around and be successful against lefties. OFs Randal Grichuk and Peter Bourjos will likely have to wait their turn for playing time, since OF Jon Jay has been very successful against left-handers in his career.
Fantasy Tip: Heyward presents an excellent buying opportunity in fantasy drafts this year, especially since he's moving to a much better lineup in St. Louis. The fact that he won't be in a platoon situation makes him an even better purchase. Grichuk is likely to see more playing time than Bourjos this year if Jay or Heyward falter, but he's probably not worth anything more than a late-round flier in deep mixed leagues.
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:43:45 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $10.975 million deal Monday, Feb. 9. He'll have a $3.5 million salary for the 2015 season, according to a source.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:50:05 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay is looking for $5 million in arbitration, while the Cardinals are countering with $4.1 million.
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:20:56 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay (wrist) spent a few days in St. Louis this week to have his surgically repaired wrist examined and the green light given for workouts. The exam will likely make Jay available when spring training starts next month.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:46:15 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay will enter the 2015 season as the starter in center field, according to general manager John Mozeliak. OF Peter Bourjos is expected to be retained, and the team said they'll figure out how to give him playing time over the offseason.
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:02:27 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay (wrist) will have his left wrist scoped this week, and he's expecting a recovery timetable of four to six weeks.
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:20:40 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay is expected to be tendered an contract this offseason. Jay will be entering his second year of arbitration eligibility.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:42:06 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay (personal) is in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 26. Jay left the team to deal with a personal matter Wednesday, Sept. 24.
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:26:59 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay (personal) is not with the team Wednesday, Sept. 24, because he is dealing with a personal matter. Jay will rejoin the team for their road series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, which begins Friday, Sept. 26.
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:44:40 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay is out of the lineup for the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, Aug. 30.