Outfielder Jon Jay has agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs the team announced on Tuesday. Jay played for the San Diego Padres and batted .291 with two homers and 26 RBIs last season after spending the first six seasons of his Major League career with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team, but ESPN’s Buster Olney and others reported that Jay agreed to a one-year, $8 million contract with Chicago. He broke his arm last season and played in just 90 games with the Padres in his lone season there.
Jay, 31, has hit 31 career home runs and has driven in 253 runs in 847 career games.
Jay, who bats and throws left-handed, could be an outfield platoon possibility with Albert Almora Jr.