NEW YORK (AP) – Mets left fielder Jason Bay has been diagnosed with a mild concussion and is out of the lineup for at least a few days.
Bay hurt himself when he crashed into the wall Friday night while making a catch at Dodger Stadium. He played Saturday and Sunday, but says he felt the effects from the concussion during the flight back to New York.
The Mets say Bay will be re-evaluated over the next 48 to 72 hours. Bay says he has no idea when he will return to the lineup, but says he doesn’t think the injury is anything major.
Bay is hitting .259 with six home runs and 47 RBIs. Angel Pagan is starting in left field tonight for the series opener against St. Louis.
This should mean that Jeff Francoeur gets a little more playing time. He needs to make the most of it.