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Padres trade Jedd Gyorko to Cardinals for Jon Jay

Padres trade Jedd Gyorko to Cardinals for Jon Jay

The St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday acquired infielder Jedd Gyorko and cash from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Jon Jay.

The 27-year-old Gyorko hit .247 with 16 home runs and 57 runs batted in last season, spending time at second base, shortstop and first base. He has a .236 average in three big league seasons with 49 home runs and 171 RBIs.

Under a deal Gyorko signed in April 2014, he is guaranteed $4 million next season, $6 million in 2017, $9 million in 2018 and $13 million in 2019. The contract includes a $13-million club option for 2020 with a $1-million buyout.

Jay, 30, helped the Cardinals win the 2011 World Series title but hit .210 last season, his lowest...

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