Jon Jay has a broken right forearm

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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.

Bogaerts reportedly heading to the Padres for 11 years, $280 million

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SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres and Xander Bogaerts agreed to a blockbuster 11-year, $280 million contract, adding the All-Star slugger to an already deep lineup.

A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the contract to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it was pending a physical.

The Padres already had Fernando Tatis Jr. at shortstop, but he missed the entire season because of injuries and an 80-game suspension for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

San Diego also met with Aaron Judge and Trea Turner before the big stars opted for different teams. The Padres reached the NL Championship Series this year before losing to the Phillies.

“From our standpoint, you want to explore and make sure we’re looking at every possible opportunity to get better,” general manager A.J. Preller said before the Bogaerts deal surfaced. “We’ve got a real desire to win and do it for a long time.”

The 30-year-old Bogaerts was one of the headliners in a stellar group of free-agent shortstops that also included Turner, Carlos Correa and Dansby Swanson.

Bogaerts, who’s from Aruba, terminated his $120 million, six-year contract with Boston after the season. The four-time All-Star forfeited salaries of $20 million for each of the next three years after hitting .307 with 15 homers and 73 RBIs in 150 games.

Bogaerts is a .292 hitter with 156 homers and 683 RBIs in 10 big league seasons – all with Boston. He helped the Red Sox win the World Series in 2013 and 2018.

Bogaerts becomes the latest veteran hitter to depart Boston after the Red Sox traded Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers in February 2020. Rafael Devers has one more year of arbitration eligibility before he can hit the market.

Bogaerts had his best big league season in 2019, batting .309 with a career-best 33 homers and 117 RBIs. He had 23 homers and 103 RBIs in 2018.

In 44 postseason games, Bogaerts is a .231 hitter with five homers and 16 RBIs.