The two sides will avoid arbitration with the deal, which includes a $1.25 million signing bonus, according to Heyman.
Jay has spent all five seasons of his career in St. Louis. The 29-year-old hit .303 with three home runs, 46 RBIs and a 3.72 on-base percentage in 2014. He played all three outfield spots last season, but primarily manned centerfield.
A former second-round draft pick by the Cardinals, Jay has a career .295 average with 28 home runs and 217 RBIs.
- Molly Geary