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Jason Bay takes paternity leave from Mets

May 3, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

Jason Bay sliding

Jason Bay is the latest player to take advantage of the new paternity leave roster exemption.

He’ll be away from the Mets for 1-3 days to be with his wife for the birth of their third child and Lucas Duda has been called up from Triple-A to take his roster spot.

Duda began the season with the Mets, but was optioned back to the minors on April 10 and has hit .257 with three homers and a .796 OPS in 21 games at Triple-A.

Bay, who started the season on the disabled list with a rib cage injury, has hit .250 with one homer and a .693 OPS in 10 games after missing much of last season with a concussion.

  1. 5thbase - May 3, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    That’s the nice thing about playing for a team like the Mets. You can take time off and it doesn’t reduce the non-existent chance of making the playoffs in the end.

    • paperlions - May 3, 2011 at 8:04 PM

      There is an interesting pattern of exactly 4 thumbs down for any Mets related posts that poked fun at the team or their situation. How you doin’ Chris?

      • fanoredsox - May 4, 2011 at 6:20 AM

        Does this guy ever go to work?

  2. sdelmonte - May 3, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Best wishes on the anticipated arrival of Bay-baby #3.

  3. jamie54 - May 3, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    So now we know what Mr. Bay was doing while absent with that concussion………Congrats!

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