Padres outfielder Jon Jay has a broken forearm, Darren Smith of San Diego’s Mighty 1090 AM reports. Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune confirms the report. The club has recalled outfielder Alex Dickerson from Triple-A El Paso.
Jay suffered the injury on June 19, when he was hit by a pitch from Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez in the fourth inning. He initially stayed in the game to run the bases, then played the outfield in the ensuing inning. However, Travis Jankowski replaced him in the fifth.
It’s a tough blow for the Padres, as Jay has been productive, batting .296/.345/.407 with a league leading total of 24 doubles along with a pair of homers and 23 RBI in 291 plate appearances. There isn’t a known timetable yet, but Jay is likely going to miss a significant amount of time.
Dickerson has 10 plate appearances in the big leagues this year, earning two singles and a homer. With El Paso, he’s hitting .382/.425/.622 with 10 homers and 51 RBI in 241 plate appearances.