Cardinals trade Jon Jay to Padres

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St. Louis Cardinals David Freese (R) celebrates his two run home run with Jon Jay as he crosses homeplate in the second inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 5 of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 9, 2013. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The St. Louis Cardinals have traded outfielder Jon Jay to the San Diego Padres in exchange for second baseman Jedd Gyorko and cash considerations.

Jennifer Langosch, the Cardinals beat reporter for MLB.com, confirmed Jon Morosi’s story Tuesday morning.

Jay, a .287 career hitter, missed more than half of the 2015 season due to wrist injuries. He hit just .210 with 10 RBI during the year.

Gyorko, 27, has a contract taking him through the 2019 season.