(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) The Kansas City Royals announced Tuesday that they have signed outfielder Jon Jay to a one-year free agent contract for the upcoming 2018 season.
According to a press release, the Royals have also placed right-handed pitcher Jesse Hahn on the 60-day disabled list due to a right ulnar collateral ligament sprain.
Hahn will be eligible for reinstatement on May 28.
Jay, 32, spent 2017 with the Chicago Cubs. He recorded a .296 batting average with 18 doubles, three triples, two homers, 34 RBIs and a .374 on-base-percentage in 141 games.
Jay also went the entire season without committing an error on 141 chances. He begins the 2018 season with a streak of 189 contests without committing an error on 319 chances dating back to April 15, 2016.
As an eight-year Major League veteran, Jay has played for the St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs. He is a .288 career hitter with 439 runs scored, 157 doubles, 18 triples, 33 homers, 287 RBIs and 51 stolen bases in 988 career games.
After Tuesday's transaction, the Royals have 40 players on their Major League Reserve List and one on the 60-day disabled list.
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