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Jason Bay placed on 7-day concussion disabled list

Jun 16, 2012, 2:51 PM EDT

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As expected, the Mets announced this afternoon that Jason Bay was placed on the 7-day disabled list with a concussion. Justin Turner was activated from the disabled list to replace him on the active roster.

Bay suffered the concussion last night when he slammed his head and neck into the left field fence while attempting to make a diving catch of a fly ball off the ball of Jay Bruce. Bay laid on the warning track for a moment before getting to his feet and throwing the ball back into the infield, but Bruce was able to circle the bases for an inside-the-park homer.

Bay was quite woozy when he walked off the field escorted by Mets manager Terry Collins and a team trainer. Given his previous concussion issues, most sane fans in attendance at Citi Field were concerned about his well being, but some unfortunate knuckleheads thought it was an appropriate occasion to boo him. Real classy.

Bay missed the final two months of the 2010 season with post-concussion issues after he ran face-first into the left field wall in Los Angeles, so it might be a while before we see him again. His troubled tenure in New York continues to boggle the mind.

  1. jimbo1949 - Jun 16, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    Bay’s been channeling the Original ‘Pistol Pete’, Harold Patrick Reiser. Hasn’t met a wall yet he doesn’t try to knock over.

  2. mikeincmn - Jun 16, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Realistically he was done a couple years ago, but this probably seals it. At best he might be able to come back as a Scott Hairston type, but considering where he was a few years ago that says a lot. Omar Minaya continues to haunt the Mets.

    • mybrunoblog - Jun 16, 2012 at 4:43 PM

      I don’t blame Minaya for this one I blame the Wilpons. The Yankees were stealing the New York headlines as they often do. After a few historic late season collapses, the Mets felt a strong need to make a free agent splash to show their fans that the team is relevant….Too bad they chose Bay.

      • lja76 - Jun 16, 2012 at 5:49 PM

        Touche mybrunodog. Like always they wanted to chase the headlines intead of making the smart move. They should have went after marlon byrd. Grant it this years he isn’t doing much but the past two he did quite well. And for all you minaya haters. That team you see on the field today, majority of them are minaya products. Dickey especially. Minaya was just a scapegoat for the mess. But if you really look at it, he made a lot of good moves. And I know someone will bring up ollie, to counter that. Our other option was derek lowe. How did that pan out?

  3. ermur22 - Jun 16, 2012 at 4:52 PM


  4. hondoheaven47 - Jun 16, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    I feel bad for Bay. He clearly isn’t the player the Mets thought they were getting, and yes, he’s extremely overpaid. However, you can’t deny the guy doesn’t play his heart out when he’s on the field. I’m not going to boo him, and I’m certainly not going to do so when he is injured because he was giving full effort.

  5. zaro11 - Jun 16, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    Bay was a good player until he got to the Mets. The signing at the time didn’t seem like a horrible move but of course now it’s a different story. As for the morons booing, they are classless and ignorant. There are those types in all ballparks. It is unfortunate but the truth. Bay has always hustled and played at 150%. To boo a player that gets hurt is just horrid.

  6. cool10857 - Jun 17, 2012 at 7:45 AM

    Goodbye Jason Bay….like it or not, you are done.

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