Jon Jay Injury: Cardinals OF Nears Minor League Rehab Assignment

St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay is traveling to the team's spring training complex on Sunday with a scheduled batting practice for Monday, as Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. If the live batting practice goes well, Jay will likely be assigned to one of the team's minor league affiliates for rehab soon.

Jay, 27, was hitting .343/.395/.438 with two homers over 117 plate appearances with the team before going down with the shoulder injury. He's eligible to come off the disabled list on Wednesday.

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