Jon Jay agreed to a new one-year contract with the Cardinals on Wednesday morning. Falling five days short of being eligible for arbitration, Jay could not head before a judge to restructure a new contract. In 2012, Jay hit .305 with 4 HRs and 10 RBIs. Said Jay, “I came into the year knowing the situation. It doesn’t change anything for me,” Jay said. “I don’t take anything for granted. I know how this game is. You’ve seen it a lot with guys in other years. You’re in. You’re out. I work hard to stay consistent. That stuff takes care of itself.”