Jay had his contract selected by the Angels on Thursday.
Jay has been a part of a number of moves for the Angels this season, already coming off and on the 40-man roster once before. He's not in the starting lineup Thursday, but Jay should serve as depth in the outfield, as the team remains without several regulars due to injury. Albert Pujols was designated for assignment to create room on the 40-man roster.
Jay was designated for assignment by the Angels on Friday.
Jay's contract was selected by the Angels on Tuesday, but he'll be cast off the 40-man roster once again after he went just 1-for--8 with two strikeouts in two contests. Scott Schebler's contract was selected in a corresponding move to serve as outfield depth for the Angels.
Jay had his contract selected by the Angels on Tuesday and is starting in left field at Kansas City.
The 36-year-old joins the big-league club while Juan Lagares (calf) moves to the injured list, and a spot in Tuesday's starting nine opened up when Justin Upton was scratched with back stiffness. Jay should have plenty of opportunities, as the Angels are hurting for outfielders with Dexter Fowler (knee) already lost for the season.
Jay signed a minor-league contract with the Angels on Saturday.
Jay was let go by the Angels on Friday, but he'll reach a new agreement with the team one day later. The 36-year-old struggled during spring training and should begin the regular season at the Triple-A level.
Jay was released by the Angels on Friday.
Jay was in camp on a minor-league deal, attempting to win a bench spot. An awful spring in which he hit .069/.152/.241 certainly didn't help his case, so he'll head to the open market and look to latch on elsewhere.
Jay signed a minor-league contract with the Angels on Thursday and will attend spring training as a non-roster invitee.
Jay spent the 2020 season with Arizona, hitting .160 with four RBI over 50 at-bats with the team. He'll now compete for a role with the Angels heading into his age-36 season in 2021.
Jay remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers.
The 21-34 Diamondbacks aren't incentivized to find playing time for Jay during the final week of the regular season, as the 35-year-old is on an expiring contract and isn't a part of the organization's long-term plan. He's only appeared in four games so far in September, recording no hits in 12 at-bats over those contests.
Jay started in right field and went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Rockies.
Jay knocked his first home run of the season and delivered his first runs since July 29. Jay has appeared in only 11 of a possible 31 games, so he's not getting consistent plate appearances. As the trade deadline approaches, the 13-18 Diamondbacks will consider their strategy for the rest of the season, and that may mean veterans like Jay take a back seat to the development of younger players.
Jay started in center field and went 0-for-2 in Friday's 6-2 loss to the Giants.
With Starling Marte getting a night off, Jay made his first start since Aug. 16. Jay is batting .111 (3-for-27) and has only played in 10 games this year.
Jay started at designated hitter and went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Wednesday's 14-7 win over the Astros.
Jay made just his second start of the season. Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo has been rotating players in at the DH spot after Jake Lamb's slow start. Jay is 2-for-12 with a double and an RBI in four games played.
Manager Torey Lovullo announced Saturday that Jay earned a spot on Arizona's Opening Day roster.
The veteran outfielder joined the Diamondbacks on a minor-league deal in February and wasn't previously on the 40-man roster, but he always seemed likely to be a member of the expanded 30-man group. Jay is likely to fill a reserve role as long as the team's outfielders remain in good health.
Jay was one of the outfielders mentioned by Arizona manager Torey Lovullo on Monday as a replacement for Kole Calhoun (illness), Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
The Diamondbacks announced that Calhoun, the team's projected starter in right field, tested positive for COVID-19 and will be in quarantine. With just over two weeks before the start of the season, the Diamondbacks are not sure when Calhoun can return, so Lovullo provided the name of potential fill-ins. Jay is on the short list along with Josh Rojas and Trayce Thompson.
Jay will be a part of the Diamondbacks' 60-man summer camp.
Jay was brought on by Arizona in a minor-league deal in February, and it was reported in mid-March that he would have a chance to claim one of the team's final available bench spots. With rosters expanding to 30 players, it would seem Jay's path is even clearer than before. A lack of playing time opportunities -- even with the universal DH -- could end up limiting his fantasy ceiling, however. He appeared in 47 games for the White Sox in 2019 and posted a .626 OPS, the second-lowest mark of his career.
Jay is looking to claim the Diamondbacks' final bench spot, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Jay, who turned 35 earlier this week, and Josh Rojas, 25, are the most likely candidates to claim the final bench spot. Jay can play all three outfield positions and became a favorite of manager Torey Lovullo during his half-year stint with the Diamondbacks in 2018. Rojas brings greater flexibility in that he can play infield and outfield positions. The decision may come down to veteran experience or youthful versatility.
Jay signed a minor-league deal with the Diamondbacks which includes an invitation to big-league camp Monday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Jay battled hip issues throughout the 2019 season and managed just a .267/.311/.315 slash line (70 wRC+) with zero homers or steals in 47 games when healthy. The veteran has managed just a single above-average batting line in the last five seasons and likely has his work cut out for him just to earn a bench role.
Jay (hip) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Tuesday.
The move comes as no surprise, as Jay was ruled out for the season for hip surgery last week. This clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the White Sox to select Danny Mendick's contract.
Jay (hip) will undergo season-ending surgery, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
A date for the procedure has not been set, nor is it clear what will need to be fixed once he's under the knife (manager Rick Renteria did not have specifics on the nature of the surgery). Regardless, the veteran outfielder will miss the rest of the campaign after initially injured his hip in spring training, an injury which cost him the first three months. He will be a free agent this winter after joining the White Sox on a one-year, $4 million contract last January.
Jay was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right hip strain Friday.
It's possible that the injury explains why Jay hadn't started a game since Sunday, though the fact that he owns a .345 OPS over his last 17 contests would be an equally reasonable explanation. Ryan Cordell was recalled in a corresponding move.
Jay is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Twins.
The lefty-hitting Jay is sitting out against a right-handed starting pitcher (Jose Berrios) for the third consecutive game, making it fairly safe to conclude that he's lost hold of an everyday role. The defensive-minded Adam Engel will draw into the lineup for the seventh time in eight contests and looks to have taken over Jay's spot in Chicago's regular outfield.
Jay is not starting Wednesday against the Twins.
Jay finds himself on the bench for the second game in a row. Ryan Goins gets the start in right field for the first time this season.
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