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Jon Jay’s arm is broken after all

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The Padres declared Jon Jay’s x-ray results negative after initial tests 10 days ago. Just so we’re clear, “negative” meaning they saw no break in his arm. Today after a CT scan it was determined that his arm was broken.

Let me set the scene, it all happened on the night of June 19th, under a full moon, when Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez recklessly threw an 89 mph fastball at Jay’s right forearm. I swear I heard a snap, on my radio when it happened but it could have just been Ted Leitner chewing on Corn Nuts or a static pop on the airwaves. In any case the arm was broken right then and there.

The Padres doctors however diagnosed it as a bruise, but they turned out to be wrong. Now Jay is on the 15 day DL but could be out up to 8 weeks.

Padres' Jay lands on DL with broken forearm

Following the Padres' return to San Diego, however, a CT scan taken Monday revealed the fracture. A broken forearm can require a recovery timetable of six to eight weeks.

An eight week injury sure puts a damper on any trade talks, but GM Preller will check in on Jay closer to the trade deadline, just to make sure he can’t be traded anyway. You’ve got to do your due diligence.