Jon Jay sends literally every fan home happy after minor league rehab start

ST. LOUIS -- Jon Jay went 0 for 4 in his first rehab game with the Class A Peoria Chiefs on Tuesday, but that certainly wasn't enough for fans to leave disappointed. 
According to the Peoria Journal Star, the St. Louis Cardinals outfielder spent a good amount of time signing autographs for every single fan who stuck around after the game. 

The selflessness is certainly not uncharacteristic of Jay, who takes part in several charity events throughout the year, including his annual Celebrity Bowling Challenge that raises money for the Boys & Girls Clubs in his hometown of Miami.  

Jay has spent the last two weeks getting strength back in his left wrist, which was surgically repaired in the offseason, and rediscovering his swing. The center fielder is expected back with the Cardinals on Friday, and was pleased with his first dose of live action since going on the disabled list May 14. 

"I was able to play nine innings and I feel great right now, got the chance to run around a little bit in the outfield," Jay told the Peoria Journal Star. "Ran a couple times to the wall, so that was good.

"I saw some breaking balls, some fastballs, was able to foul some balls off with no pain. I'm just going to day to day, I was happy with how today went and I'm looking forward to tomorrow."

Jay is hitting .248 in 30 games this season for the Cardinals with 11 runs and six RBIs. 

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