Cubs sign Jon Jay to a one-year, $8 million deal

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The Cubs have signed outfielder Jon Jay to a one-year, $8 million contract on Tuesday evening, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

Jay, 31, had a solid 2016 campaign, batting .291/.339/.389 with 26 doubles in 374 plate appearances. He was limited to only 90 games due to a fracture in his right forearm.

The Cubs lost center fielder Dexter Fowler to free agency. Unless the Cubs bring Fowler back — which is unlikely at this point — or make another comparable addition, Jay figures to platoon with Albert Almora, Jr. in center.