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Jason Bay finally cleared to take live batting practice

Apr 10, 2011, 10:48 AM EDT

Jason Bay AP

A bit of welcome news here from Dan Martin of the New York Post.

Mets outfielder Jason Bay, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since the start of the regular season, is scheduled to take live batting practice Sunday afternoon for the first time since suffering a late-spring intercostal muscle strain.

Bay has been working out down at the Mets’ spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida for the past week. He took hacks in a batting cage Saturday and also ran through some drills.

“He hit in the cage, soft tossed and hit off a tee,” manager Terry Collins said Saturday afternoon. “[On Sunday], he’ll take batting practice off one of the coaches. It’s step two of the process.”

The Mets are hoping that Bay will be ready to return to the major leagues within the next 10 days. He batted .333 with a .404 on-base percentage, four home runs and 10 RBI across 53 at-bats this spring.

  1. henryd3rd - Apr 10, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Wow I am so glad that that has been settled. Now we can all relax and get ready for his first real game in Double AA. The Mets are a jinx franchise. Someone must go to a “botanica” and purchased some good “ole roots” or potions to get the hex off this team. The owners are being sued by that Madoff trustee, the stars are all injured, the former GM sold his soul to the devil to get to the playoffs and now we are left with a bunch of aging or oft injured super stars who can’t wait to explore free agency.

    Look there are plenty of “botanicas” in the Bronx; maybe it is time for their new manager and GM to take the Whitstone ot Throgs Neck Bridge into The Bronx or maybe the Tri-Boro into Manhattan and explore their options. One thing avoid the one that Manny Ramirez uses.

  2. fanoredsox - Apr 10, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    It’s fitting that this “TOOL” went to the Mets. They are managed even more poorly than the Pirates. He had great coverage in Boston and an undeserved fan base. He deserves to be on a perennial loser! I don’t care if we win another game as long as he loses wherever he goes. “F-ing ingrate”.

  3. fdnymedic03 - Apr 11, 2011 at 7:55 AM

    That’s some funny stuff..Botanica,I think the mets need more help then that..

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