Jon Jay cleared for baseball activities following October procedure on his left wrist

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Via Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay spent a few days in St. Louis this week to have his surgically repaired wrist examined and the green light given to workouts that, he said, will make sure he’s available when spring training starts next month.

Jay needed a scope on his left wrist in October after playing through discomfort for much of the second half. He still managed to bat .303 with a .372 on-base percentage in 468 plate appearances last season, and he then went 14-for-29 (.483) in the playoffs.

“It’s too early to tell when I’ll be 100 percent, but it’s a good thing there are seven weeks until spring,” Jay told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday afternoon. “That extra 10 days (before spring workouts start this year) is huge. I’ve already been working. I feel good. I have the time I need. I expect to be ready.”

Jay, who turns 30 in March, should serve as the Cardinals’ primary center fielder again in 2015.

Video: Edwin Encarnación grounds into 5-4-3 triple play

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The Yankees threatened early against the Twins in the top of the first inning of Monday night’s game in Minnesota. DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge drew leadoff walks Martín Pérez, bringing up slugger Edwin Encarnación. Encarnación battled Pérez, ultimately rolling over on the ninth pitch, a change-up. Third baseman Luis Arraez gobbled it up and stepped on the third base bag, then fired to Jonathan Schoop at second base for the second out. Schoop got the ball over to Miguel Sanó at first base just in time to complete the 5-4-3 triple play.

It’s the second triple play turned this year, as the White Sox also accomplished a 5-4-3 double play on May 22 against the Astros. The Twins’ last triple play occurred on June 1, 2017 against the Angels, also a 5-4-3 triple-killing.

The Yankees were eventually able to generate some offense in the third inning on a Gio Urshela solo homer and an RBI single from Encarnación. It’s a 2-2 game as this gets published.