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Cubs Sign Jon Jay

The Cubs have agreed to a one-year, $8MM contract with outfielder Jon Jay. Jay, who is entering his first year of free agency appeared in 90 games for the Padres in 2016, missing two months due to a broken arm. The consistent 31 year old posted a .291 average, with 2 HR, 26 RBI, and a .351 OBP against right and left handed pitching.  In his seven years in MLB, Jay has played for two other teams, the St. Louis Cardinals (where he won a World Series in 2011) and the San Diego Padres.

Jay’s contract will replace that of now free agent center fielder Dexter Fowler. The Cubs now have a plethora of options in the outfield, with Ben Zobrist, Jason Heyward, Jorge Soler, and a heathly Kyle Schwarber.


Mike Duda

Mike Duda

Site Contributing Writer and Co-Host at Legends on Deck® The Podcast
Mike is from Albany, NY with a penchant for baseball and music. His favorite teams are the New York Yankees and the San Diego Padres. In his spare time he plays guitar in various rock, jazz, and blues bands.
Mike Duda