by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay finished 2 for 4 in Sunday's win over Milwaukee.
Jay scored a run and knocked in a run as part of the Cardinals' decisive four-run fourth inning. His double was the only extra-base hit of the game for either side. He's now hitting .279/.351/.422 and appears to be over a slow start.
Jon Jay not in starting lineup
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay is not in the team's lineup Thursday.
Jay has started 35 games this year, and is likely receiving a routine day off. Jay is hitting .276/.351/.425 in 134 at-bats this year. Shane Robinson will fill in for Jay and hit second Thursday. Jay will likely return to face Brewers starter Wily Peralta Friday.
Buying back in on Jon Jay
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay spent most of April doing a great job of inadvertently arguing for top prospect Oscar Taveras' call-up. He batted just .213 with six extra-base hits in 89 at-bats. Since the start of May, however, he has completely turned things around, and is once again worth a look in Fantasy.
Jay is batting .378 in May, and his improvement can be traced to one very important development: his strikeout rate. After striking out 17 times in 89 at-bats in April, he has struck out just six times in 41 May at-bats.
As long as Jay keeps hitting, cries for Taveras' call-up will be quiet, and he will have a steady job. Jay is a steady hitter who can help any Fantasy owner with his high batting average skills.
Jon Jay stays hot for Cardinals
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay continued his recent hot hitting in Wednesday's series finale against the Cubs. He went 1 for 3 with two RBI in the 5-4 win.
Jay hit a sac fly in the fourth inning before driving in Yadier Molina with a single in the eighth.
The 28-year-old has hit safely in seven straight games and has gone 10 for 24 (.417) with one homer and eight RBI during that span.
Jon Jay swinging a hot bat
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay continued his hot hitting Saturday against the Brewers. Jay collected two hits in a 7-6 win, including belting his third home run of the year.
Jay ripped the three-run shot off starter Yovani Gallardo in the second inning. He also drove home Shane Robinson with a go-ahead, run-scoring single in the ninth and finished 2 for 3 with four RBI, one walk and a run scored.
Jay has collected six hits over his last 10 at-bats and has driven in five runs over that span.
Jon Jay heats up vs. division foe
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay had his second-straight two-hit performance during a 6-1 win over the Brewers Friday night. He went 2 for 3 with a walk and drove in two runs while hitting out of the No. 7 spot in the lineup.
After going hitless in his previous three games, Jay is 4 for 7 with a double in the first two outings of the four-game series at Milwaukee to raise his batting average to .230.
Jon Jay collects two hits in win
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay snapped a 0-for-9 skid over his last three games by going 2 for 4 in Thursday's series-opening win against the Brewers. The multi-hit game pushes Jay's line to .216/.290/.330 in 110 plate appearances.
Slumping Jon Jay to sit Wednesday
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay is out of the lineup Wednesday against Washington, Fox Sports Midwest reports.
Jay is mired in a deep slump, as he is 0 for 19 with seven strikeouts and zero walks over his past five games. Shane Robinson will get the start in his place.
John Jay 'searching for a few things' on offense
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Cardinals outfielder John Jay was not in the lineup Tuesday against the Nationals with left-hander Ross Detwiler pitching for Washington. Shane Robinson took his place in center field.
Jay is hitting just .125 against lefties and is 0 for 19 in the previous five games.
"There's no question right now that he's searching for a few things on the offensive side," manager Mike Matheny told MLB.com. "We'll give him a little time to do that where he's not having to still produce. "
Matheny added that he is not considering a platoon for Jay and Robinson.
"Right now, we know Jon Jay is our center fielder," Matheny said. "And he's going to be a big part of what we've got moving forward. We need to get him right. While somebody is trying to get right, it's nice to have another player who can step in."
Jon Jay moves down the lineup
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay was dropped from leadoff to the No. 7 spot in the order for Monday's series opener against the Nationals. He entered the contest batting just .167 (5 for 30) in the previous eight games with nine strikeouts.
Matt Carpenter batted first in his absence with Allen Craig being moved up to the two-hole.
"If everybody is going great, you probably want to see him at the top of the lineup," manager Mike Matheny told MLB.com. "I think that second spot fits Matt well, but he could also fit anywhere in the next five spots and do a nice job. He could be a run-producer.
"He hasn't been as sharp as he'd like to be either. We're fighting right now, and a number of these guys would say they're not where they want to be on offense. But overall, we just have to figure out ways to keep making it happen."
Jon Jay not in Tuesday's lineup
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay is not in the lineup Tuesday.
The left-hander is receiving a regular day off. The team is facing a lefty, Jonathan Sanchez, so it's a good time to rest Jay. He's hitting .263/.311/.421 in 57 at-bats this season.
Jon Jay productive in big inning
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay had a productive day at the plate on Saturday against the Brewers. He went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored in an 8-0 win.
Both of his hits came during St. Louis' seven-run sixth inning when he singled twice.
Jay is batting .240 (12 for 50) through 11 games with two homers, six RBI and 10 runs scored.
Jon Jay has another multi-hit game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay turned in a solid performance at the plate during Sunday's series finale against the Giants.
Jay singled and walked in the fourth inning. He also drove in two runs on a triple in the ninth inning and finished 2 for 5 with a walk and three runs scored in a 14-3 victory. It was his second multi-hit game of the season. Jay is hitting 241/.290/.414 with a home run and four RBI through his first six games.
Jon Jay shows early power
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Never known as much of a power hitter, Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay got his first home run of the season out of the way early Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.
Jay took Diamondbacks reliever Heath Bell deep in the seventh inning during the Cardinals' second game of the season. He hit a two-run shot in the game, the second of the inning for St. Louis. Jay went 1 for 4 with a pair of runs and RBI in a 6-1 win. Jay is 2 for 8 through two games.
Jay hit his first home run in the sixth game of the season a year ago, his previous earliest. He hit a career-high 10 home runs in 2011.
Jon Jay posts perfect day at plate Sunday
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013)Jon Jay was perfect at the plate Sunday. The Cardinals center fielder went 3 for 3 with two walks, a run scored and two RBI in a Grapefruit League loss against the Mets.
It was by far Jay's best Grapefruit League game of the season. Jay was hitting a mere .208 entering the game; now he owns a .255/.339/.392 line in 51 spring at-bats. He will be the Cardinals' opening day center fielder.
Jay says he's '100 percent'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/21/2013) MLB.com reports Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay said Sunday the shoulder strain that plagued him in 2012 is no longer an issue and he declared himself "100 percent." Jay said he was able to perform a normal workout program this offseason after team doctors cleared him before heading home for the winter.