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Jason Bay says a return this year is now "highly unlikely"

Sep 15, 2010, 10:08 PM EDT

The hits keep coming for this Mets organization. Outfielder Jason Bay told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York on Wednesday that he is "highly unlikely" to return to the big leagues this season despite showing signs of progress...

The hits keep coming for this Mets organization.

Outfielder Jason Bay told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York on Wednesday that he is “highly unlikely” to return to the big leagues this season despite showing signs of progress from a concussion.

Bay was placed on the disabled list in late July after suffering a concussion while running head-first into an outfield wall.  He’s no longer having headaches, but concussion victims are limited to only light workouts and he won’t be able to get his timing right before the end of the regular season.

“Given the lack of things that I’ve done at this point to get back on
there, I understand it’s probably highly unlikely, but it’s still a
goal,” Bay said Wednesday.  “Every day that passes and you don’t take these giant leaps forward, you realize you’re that much further behind.”

The 31-year-old Bay had a disappointing .259/.347/.402 batting line, six home runs and 47 RBI in 95 games before going down.  He is owed $48 million over the next three seasons.

  1. Utley's hair - Sep 15, 2010 at 11:15 PM

    Just make up your mind already. Gator, does this make him more like Terry Jones than Muslim?

  2. matt - Sep 15, 2010 at 11:30 PM

    This guy turned down essentially the same contract offer from the Redsox and now he’s a Met for another 4 years. Of course he’s not coming back this year. He’s likely contemplating moving to the equator and never coming back. Yikes.

  3. Ick McWang - Sep 16, 2010 at 12:18 AM

    at this point, the mets should just try to protect the investment and shut him down. Let him put in work in the offseason.
    Since this is the Mets, though, they will probably push him to come back with about 6 games left, and he will suffer another concussion. Makes sense.

  4. Benny Blanco - Sep 16, 2010 at 9:29 AM

    These “since its the mets” comments are so old. Joke is way played out.

  5. BC - Sep 16, 2010 at 9:33 AM

    This pretty much sums up this signing:
    http://priceisrightlosinghorn.com

  6. Trevor B - Sep 16, 2010 at 10:26 AM

    Any news on Morneau?

  7. BC - Sep 16, 2010 at 10:37 AM

    This is the last report I saw:
    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-twins-morneau

  8. titknocker - Sep 16, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    should of stayed in boston jason, thanks for the draft pick we received as compensation though!!

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