May 29, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Jon Jay (19) reacts after getting tagged out at second base by San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) during the fourth inning at Busch Stadium. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Twins have interest in St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay?

The Minnesota Twins may have an interest in St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay, according to KTSP sports reporter Darren Wolfson.

Wolfson reported the Twins interest in the Cardinals outfielder early yesterday morning on Twitter.

With Oscar Taveras now making his home in the Cardinals outfield, it’s no surprise that teams have an interest in Jay. It makes sense to move Jay, too. One, this frees up more playing time not only for Peter Bourjos but also Randal Grichuk in the outfield and off the bench. It limits the number of outfielders on the bench as well.

Outside of backup catcher Tony Cruz, the Cardinals have infielders Mark Ellis and Daniel Descalso available off the bench. In the outfield, assuming Bourjos starts, it’s Jay and Grichuk off the bench. The difference between Jay and Grichuk is that Grichuk is a power threat at the plate.

This season, Jay is hitting .288/.346/.390 in 48 games this season. Jay has appeared at all three outfield positions this season–the bulk of appearances having come at center field.

Wolfson later tweeted that the Twins would move relief pitcher Casey Fien and a decent prospect. I would think that both Alex Meyer and Kohl Stewart would be off limits.

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