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Is Jason Bay's health a concern?

Dec 10, 2009, 8:20 AM EDT

Buster Olney is saying the Red Sox think so:

Heard this: There
are concerns within the Boston organization about whether Jason Bay
would hold up physically through a multi-year deal.

I suppose that’s always a concern when you sign a guy to a long deal — and Alex Speier at is reporting that it’ll take five years to get Bay right now — but the guy hasn’t had too many health issues to date.  He had some hamstring problems late in the season, but he hasn’t been on the DL in five years.

One questions whether it’s ever a good idea to give a guy in his thirties a five-year contract, but I don’t know that Bay is any greater an injury risk than anyone else. This could be something someone with the Red Sox is floating simply to pressure Bay a bit. 

  1. Arendell - Dec 10, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    J-Bay is not a real health risk. First he dose not play hard enought to crash into anything but a pay check to get hurt.
    To watch this double clucher throw a ball back to the infeild and slowly glide over to a ball hit his way,is to get sick to your stomach.
    Red Sox, Get smart sign M. Cammron to play center. Move Jocko to left. At least you will then Have a shot at 3rd place in the division and not last which is the way your headed with all these great D-A moves.

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