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September 23, 2020 02:52 PM
Diamondbacks' Jon Jay: Seeing little playing time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 27, 2020 12:56 PM
Diamondbacks' Jon Jay: Swats first home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 22, 2020 11:48 AM
Diamondbacks' Jon Jay: Starts in center
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 6, 2020 03:52 AM
Diamondbacks' Jon Jay: Makes second start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 18, 2020 09:16 PM
Diamondbacks' Jon Jay: Secures roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 8, 2020 11:00 AM
Diamondbacks' Jon Jay: Possible Calhoun replacement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 29, 2020 06:08 PM
Diamondbacks' Jon Jay: Officially on 60-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 19, 2020 09:12 AM
Diamondbacks' Jon Jay: In hunt for final bench spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jay is looking to claim the Diamondbacks' final bench spot, Steve Gilbert of 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.

February 4, 2020 01:36 AM
Diamondbacks' Jon Jay: Joins Diamondbacks on minors deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 3, 2019 05:48 PM
White Sox's Jon Jay: Transferred to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 31, 2019 12:40 PM
White Sox's Jon Jay: Set for season-ending surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 30, 2019 01:28 PM
White Sox's Jon Jay: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 29, 2019 12:56 PM
White Sox's Jon Jay: Losing work to Engel
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 28, 2019 04:40 PM
White Sox's Jon Jay: Not in lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 27, 2019 02:32 PM
White Sox's Jon Jay: Not starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jay is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins.

Jay owns an awful .135/.211/.135 slash line over his last 16 contests. Leury Garcia starts in right field in his absence.

August 23, 2019 03:20 PM
White Sox's Jon Jay: Returns to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jay was back in right field and went 1-for-3 in Thursday's 6-1 win over the Rangers.

Jay returned to the lineup after sitting out Wednesday's contest amid a lingering slump. Thursday's hit gives him four knocks in his last 42 at-bats.

August 21, 2019 11:08 AM
White Sox's Jon Jay: Sitting amid slump
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jay is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Twins, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Jay is slashing just .077/.143/.077 with no extra-base hits over his past 12 appearances, so he'll head to the bench for Wednesday's series finale in Minnesota to clear his head. In his place, Leury Garcia is covering right field with Adam Engel starting in center.

August 21, 2019 05:24 AM
White Sox's Jon Jay: Slumping in August
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jay went 0-for-3 in Tuesday's 14-4 loss to the Twins.

Jay entered the month of August with a .317 average and bumped that up to .330 before hitting the skids. Since Aug. 6, the outfielder is 3-for-39 (.077), a run that's lowered his average to .263 and dropped him to seventh in the batting order Tuesday.

August 17, 2019 06:04 PM
White Sox's Jon Jay: Heads to bench Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jay is out of the starting lineup for Saturday's matchup against the Angels.

Leury Garcia will slide over to right field as Adam Engel gets the start in center and bat ninth against right-hander Noe Ramirez. Jay is battling a 2-for-28 slump over his past eight games. The veteran outfielder is slashing .281/.323/.360 in 97 plate appearances against righties.

August 15, 2019 04:24 PM
White Sox's Jon Jay: Riding bench Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jay is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Angels.

Jay retreats to the bench while riding a 2-for-19 slump with five strikeouts over the past five games. Ryan Cordell is starting in right field, batting ninth.

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