Jay (right hip) to have season-ending surgery

August 30th, 2019

The same right hip that delayed the start to Jon Jay’s White Sox tenure has prematurely ended his 2019 season.

On Friday afternoon, Jay was placed on the injured list with a strained right hip. The injury is actually a tear in the muscle, which will result in season-ending surgery. Dr. Williams Meyers will perform the surgery on Thursday in Philadelphia.

“He’s going to actually have season-ending surgery to correct that discomfort that he’d been having,” manager Rick Renteria said. “He’d been working, playing through it, managing it. I think, at the end, he and all the powers that be within his group decided he wanted to get it fixed, so they did.”

Jay joined the White Sox this offseason on a one-year contract as one of several veterans brought in to supplement a young roster. However, he didn’t debut until June 24 after his right hip started bothering him in Spring Training. The journeyman, who has played for six teams in the last five seasons, hit .267/.311/.315 in Chicago with eight doubles in 182 plate appearances.

“He’s been a person with experience and gave some good at-bats, played pretty solid defense for us when we used him,” Renteria said. “It’s one of those things where I’m sure he would have wanted to continue but felt that this time it was probably best to get it corrected.”