Jon Jay OF STL 5 Days

Jay played in his first game of the spring Friday, collecting a single in three at-bats.

Jay had been recovering from minor offseason wrist surgery. Jay still projects as the Cardinals starting center-fielder on Opening Day.

Jon Jay OF STL 10 Days

Jay (wrist) will take a few at-bats during Lance Lynn's simulated game Wednesday, reports.

Jay is recovering from minor surgery and if all goes well today he could see his first game action of the spring this weekend. Despite Peter Bourjos grabbing as many at-bats as he can this spring it doesn't appear that Jay's starting job is anywhere near in danger at this point.

Jon Jay OF STL 14 Days

Jay (wrist) won't appear in a spring game until later next week, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Jay was initially set to return earlier in the week, but it appears the team is electing to play it a bit safer and hold him out a few extra days. The 30-year-old has been swinging uninhibited and has reported feeling good after dealing with a wrist injury that required an offseason scope.

Jon Jay OF STL 17 Days

Jay may make his first spring game appearance some time this week, reports.

Mike Matheny indicated Tuesday that Jay has been uninhibited with his swing as of late and should be ready to go soon. Jay is expected to be the opening day center fielder for the Cardinals.

Jon Jay OF STL 23 Days

Jay took batting practice Thursday for the first time since the start of training camp, reports.

Jay looks to be ahead of schedule as it appeared a mid-March debut was likely for the Cardinals outfielder, but if he can string together a few sessions in the batting cage without issue he could make his debut some time next week.

Jon Jay OF STL 27 Days

Jay is expected to miss the Cardinals' Grapefruit League opener Thursday due to a wrist injury that required an offseason scope, Jennifer Langosch of reports.

Jay has been cleared to begin his workouts, and is expected to be ready for Opening Day, but it appears the 29-year-old is taking his time in his recovery. The fact that he hasn't been strictly ruled out at this point likely indicates he is nearly full-go, but if he can't go Thursday, his next opportunity to return to game action will come Friday against the Astros.

Jon Jay OF STL 1 Month

Jay will likely be the starting center fielder for the Cardinals according to general manager John Mozeliak, reports.

Mozeliak did leave the door open for Peter Bourjos to "create a competition" if he is healthy and productive but it seems more than likely that Jay will be the Cardinals primary center fielder in 2015.

Jon Jay OF STL 2 Months

Jay signed a two-year contract with the Cardinals on Monday, avoiding arbitration in each of those seasons.

The terms of the contract were not immediately available, but it seems the Cardinals see Jay in their center field plans over the next two season. He has 10 homers and 16 steals in 297 games over the past two seasons, but his primary use in fantasy his as a high-average run scorer. Much of his value will be dependent on where he hits for St. Louis this season, but his batting average alone (.295 for his career) makes him worth owning in most rotisserie leagues.

Jon Jay OF STL 2 Months

Jay (wrist) has been cleared to begin workouts and expects to be ready by spring training, CBS Sports reports.

Jay underwent surgery on his left wrist in October, and after having it examined reported everything is healing as expected. He'll enter the spring as the team's starting center fielder and should be able to go without any limitations from the start.

Jon Jay OF STL 5 Months

Jay will have his left wrist scoped Wednesday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Jay's recovery time from the surgery will reportedly last 6-to-8 weeks. With his performance this season, Jay owns the starting spot in center field with Matt Holliday in left and Oscar Taveras and Randal Grichuk set to battle for the starting spot in right field in spring training. Jay should be fine for the start of spring training assuming there are no complications with his surgery or recovery that prevent it.