Jon Jay OF STL 1 Month

Jon Jay doubled, singled, walked and scored three times Monday against the Mets.

Jay is hitting .371 in June and .307 overall, which is one of the reasons the Cardinals felt no need to try Oscar Taveras in center field in the majors. He'll continue to start against righties.

Jon Jay OF STL 2 Months

Jon Jay delivered a three-run double Friday against the Giants.

Jay entered the game in the seventh inning and doubled in his only at-bat in the eighth. With Oscar Taveras on the way to the majors, it looks like Peter Bourjos' playing time could suffer the most.

Jon Jay OF STL 2 Months

Jon Jay had a forgettable night at the plate in Sunday's win over the Reds, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

He has been relatively solid to this point of the season, hitting .270/.333/.370 with a homer and 13 RBI. With rumblings that Oscar Taveras could be recalled from Triple-A Memphis in early-June though, Jay could be out of a regular job very shortly.

Jon Jay OF STL 2 Months

Jon Jay finished 3-for-4 with two RBI in the Cardinals' victory over the Reds on Saturday.

Jay was a late addition to the lineup in place of Peter Bourjos, who had to be scratched just before first pitch with a stomach virus. Jay hit RBI singles in the sixth and eighth innings, and may have earned himself a start in Sunday's series finale against Reds right-hander Mike Leake. Bourjos has been getting a majority of the playing time lately.

Jon Jay OF STL 3 Months

Jon Jay has started three of the last four games in center field for the Cardinals.

Manager Mike Matheny is simply playing the hot hand, as Jay has four hits -- including a three-run homer -- in 12 at-bats over that stretch. "Jon has done a nice job, and I think that is something that all these guys need to know from us," Matheny said. "It is, 'What do I need to get an opportunity to play?' Jon had four quality at-bats (Wednesday). It's a good day for him to keep that swing going." With the Nationals starting lefty Gio Gonzalez Friday, Peter Bourjos should be back manning center field.

Jon Jay OF STL 4 Months

Jon Jay got the start in center on Monday and hit a three-run homer off the Brewers' Matt Garza.

Jay has started five of the Cardinals' 13 games so far, with four of those coming in center. That's probably a bit more than he should play over Peter Bourjos, but the Cardinals do want to keep Bourjos healthy. Obviously, it worked out nicely tonight, with Jay making his first big contribution of the year.

Jon Jay OF STL 6 Months's Jenifer Langosch says Jon Jay may play all three outfield spots for the Cardinals this year in an attempt to get at-bats.

"I've done it before," Jay said. "I have played left field. I have played right field. It's a luxury on our team. We have so many guys who are so talented that they can step up to play any given day and do a good job. It's one of those things that's going to give our team flexibility." Langosch suggests Jay may be largely relegated to a bench role with the arrival of Peter Bourjos, so he may have to fill a super sub role as a fourth outfielder to find playing time. The 28-year-old is coming off a season in which he hit .276/.351/.370 as the team's everyday center fielder.

Jon Jay OF STL 6 Months

Jenifer Langosch of reports that Jon Jay is looking forward to competing with Peter Bourjos for the team's starting role in center field.

While he faces an uphill battle, the 28-year-old outfielder is approaching this offseason the same way that he's approached any other, under the impression that he'll be playing on a regular basis. As a likely fourth outfielder though, his fantasy value is extremely limited.

Jon Jay OF STL 6 Months

Cardinals avoided arbitration with OF Jon Jay by agreeing to a one-year, $3.25 million contract.

It's a bit lower than the $3.4 million projected Jay to make in his first year of arbitration eligibility. The 28-year-old outfielder is slated for fourth outfielder duty in 2014 following the Cardinals' offseason acquisition of Peter Bourjos.

Jon Jay OF STL 11 Months

Jon Jay went 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored as the Cardinals won big over the Pirates on Friday.

Jay had three of the team's 16 hits on the night, doubling in a run in the third inning and singling in two more in the seventh. The big night broke a 1-for-20 slump for the outfielder. Jay also stole his sixth base of the year in the game.