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Jason Bay exits game with possible concussion

Jun 15, 2012, 8:59 PM EDT

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Jason Bay just can’t catch a break.

Bay, who recently returned from the disabled list after fracturing his rib while attempting to make a diving catch, left tonight’s game against the Reds in the top of the second inning after trying to make a diving catch on a fly ball hit by Jay Bruce.

Bay came up empty-handed on his diving attempt and slammed his head and neck into the left field wall in the process. He eventually got to his feet and made a relay throw to third base, but Bruce was able to scamper all the way around the bases for an inside-the-park home run.

Bay was visited by Mets manager Terry Collins and a team trainer before leaving the game. He appeared to be very woozy while walking off the field and the Mets just announced that he is being looked at for a possible concussion. This is a very troubling development, as Bay missed the final two months of the 2010 season with post-concussion symptoms after crashing into the left field fence in Los Angeles.

Bay is hitting .187 (14-for-75) in 22 games this year and has a disappointing .246/.330/.385 batting line to go along with 22 homers and 110 RBI in 240 games as a member of the Mets.

  1. randygnyc - Jun 15, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    Everything about Bay playing for the Mets has been ugly. It may be time for him to think about his future health, consider himself fortunate for the millions he’s made, and call it quits. Whatever he chooses, I hope he makes a full recover.

    • Brian Murphy - Jun 15, 2012 at 9:31 PM

      Completely agree. He’s going to be 34 in a few months, his skills have eroded, and he needs to now take a serious inventory of his life and ask himself if it’s worth coming back to sustain yet another concussion — assuming that this current issue is indeed a brain bruise. He’s got to think about hanging ’em up. It’s extremely unfortunately and unlucky, but that’s his situation.

  2. deadeyedesign23 - Jun 15, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    Nothin feels better after a concussion than having David Wright run your head.

  3. jwbiii - Jun 15, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Bubble boy suit for playing the field or a salary dump trade to the AL to DH. Toronto and Oakland both have Old Guy Who Might Be Able to DH jobs open.

  4. hojo20 - Jun 15, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    Dump him…

  5. chill1184 - Jun 15, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Get better Bay

  6. aceshigh11 - Jun 15, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    Damn, this guy was such a solid player too…he was money when he joined the Sox after the Manny debacle, and to see him suffering through this spate of bad luck really sucks.

  7. scapistron - Jun 16, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Toronto has E5 as their DH and he is doing pretty well.

    • jwbiii - Jun 16, 2012 at 5:30 PM

      True enough, but they just released an Old Guy/DH type, so they might be interested in another, although Anthopoulos never seemed thrilled with having Guerrero on board. I’m not sure how long Cleveland and Tampa Bay are going to put up with Damon and Matsui, either.

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