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Cubs Sign Jon Jay
- Updated: November 29, 2016
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.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) November 29, 2016
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 29, 2016
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.
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