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Jon Jay is disabled list bound with lingering shoulder injury

May 15, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

Jon Jay

Jon Jay has played (and played well) through shoulder pain since running into the outfield wall on April 19, hitting .339 in 16 games, but Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that the Cardinals center fielder is headed to the disabled list.

Carlos Beltran is also out of St. Louis’ lineup today for the second straight game because of a knee injury, so suddenly the Cardinals’ outfield is very thin.

Shane Robinson and Skip Schumaker are the obvious fill-in options for Jay in center field and Lance Berkman‘s return to first base allows Allen Craig to fill in for Beltran in right field.

Jay has hit .343 with two homers and an .833 OPS in 27 games overall this season to emerge as one of the league’s most underrated all-around center fielders at age 27.

  1. creek0512 - May 15, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    I’m starting to worry that all these injuries are going to catch up with the Cards. But I guess it’s better to have them in April & May than September & October. Hopefully, everyone gets healthy at the end of the season for the run at 12 in ’12.

  2. redguy12588 - May 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Jay is a great player, but this is unfortunate for the Cards. They have enough injury prone players to worry about without guys like Jay getting hurt.

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