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Non-displaced rib fracture sends Jason Bay to disabled list

Apr 24, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

Jason Bay AP

Jason Bay left the second game of yesterday’s doubleheader after injuring his ribs attempting a diving catch and today the Mets put him on the disabled list with a non-displaced fracture.

No timetable yet for his return, but at the very least a non-displaced fracture is better than a displaced fracture and Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that surgery likely won’t be necessary.

Third baseman/first baseman Zach Lutz was promoted from Triple-A to take Bay’s roster spot, but Scott Hairston and perhaps Mike Baxter figure to see most of the action in left field.

New York is also hoping to get Andres Torres back from the DL relatively soon, in which case the Mets could also use current center field fill-in Kirk Nieuwenhuis as a left fielder.

Bay has been such a huge disappointment since signing a four-year, $66 million deal with the Mets two offseasons ago that losing him to the DL may not seem like much of a loss at all, but he’s actually tied for the team lead with three homers and has posted a solid .776 OPS in 15 games.

  1. phukyouk - Apr 24, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand there goes his 500 PA’s to help his option Vest for 2015… oh welll

  2. Stacey - Apr 24, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    Meet The Mets
    Meet The Mets
    Step right up and greet the Mets
    Bring your kiddies, bring the wife
    Guaranteed to have the time of your life!
    Because the Mets are really socking the ball
    Knocking those homeruns over the wall
    East Side, West Side, everybody’s coming down!
    To meet the M-E-T-S Mets!

    • phukyouk - Apr 24, 2012 at 2:02 PM

      Meet The Mets
      Beat The Mets
      Step right up and greet the Mets
      Bring your kiddies, bring the wife
      Guaranteed to have the laugh of your life!
      Because the Mets are really droping those balls
      Letting those homeruns go over those walls
      East Side, West Side, everybody’s coming down!
      To have the laugh of a lifetime in New.York.Town!

      FTFY

    • pjmitch - Apr 24, 2012 at 2:49 PM

      You really spent the time to type this out?

      • Stacey - Apr 24, 2012 at 3:03 PM

        Not sure if you’re new to computers and the internet but there is a thing called copy and paste.

      • phukyouk - Apr 24, 2012 at 4:18 PM

        wazzat?

  3. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Apr 24, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    It’s so bizarre how productive he was in Pittsburgh and Boston, and such a disaster in New York.

    I thought he was a decent signing at the time. But then again, as a Cub fan, I was ecstatic when we signed Soriano.

    Oy.

    • 4letterman - Apr 24, 2012 at 6:55 PM

      You really dont know the history of Big NY Mets signings….Alomar, Vaughn, Viola, Tanana, Perez, Coleman…the list goes on and on. Bay was destined for domm in NY.

      • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Apr 25, 2012 at 1:49 PM

        Yeah, I do. It still baffles me.

  4. garylanglais - Apr 24, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    “No timetable yet for his return, but at the very least a non-displaced fracture is better than a displaced fracture”

    Not a doctor but Jacoby Ellsbury had a non-displaced fracture, albeit four of them.

  5. randygnyc - Apr 24, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Anyone else get the feeling he was hurt when he laid out yesterday? I saw the play on baseball tonight last night and I just knew he was hurt (granted, I thought he jarred himself to another concussion). Glad its not that.
    What a disaster he’s been for the Mets.

  6. mybrunoblog - Apr 24, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    And the Wilpon led circus continues?….dun da tadda tadda dun dun dun (bad circus music)…..

  7. plmathfoto - Apr 24, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Not sure why this didn’t post before. Anyway, dude dropped the ball, then fell like that. Saying it was a diving catch attempt isn’t exactly right. More like he swung and missed at the catch, then fell, much like when he’s “hitting” at least in the Mets uniform.

  8. mets79 - Apr 24, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Worst Free Agent signings in recent memory (position players only because pitchers are too easy).

    Werth and Crawford so far
    Carlos Lee
    Jason Giambi
    Jason Bay
    Soriano
    Holliday

    who am I missing?

    • stex52 - Apr 24, 2012 at 4:27 PM

      I will take issue with Carlos Lee, because you characterized “worst signings ever.” He is getting too much money for his value to the team, but in years 1, 2, 3 and 5 he actually had an average OPS+ of 126 and OPS (uncorrected) was .800+. The problem with Carlos was more that he is not a complete player, the supporting cast around him fell apart, and they just signed him for too much money.

      But he hasn’t been a bust to the extent of some of those other guys on the list. He has hit well.

    • Kevin S. - Apr 24, 2012 at 4:32 PM

      Matt Holliday has pretty much lived up to his contract so far, and you really can’t put the Giambi deal on any kind of worst short-list.

    • 4letterman - Apr 24, 2012 at 7:02 PM

      Oliver Perez, Luis Castillo, Pat Burrell (Rays), AJ Burnett, Carl Pavano,Barry Zito…..etc

  9. Ben - Apr 25, 2012 at 2:26 AM
  10. wj4122 - Apr 26, 2012 at 2:41 AM

    Jason Schmidt……45 million for a couple of games. Dodgers long term signings have been ugly!! Hopefully kemp signing will be sound.

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