New York Mets oft-injured left fielder Jason Bay has been an enigma ever since signing with the team, mainly because of the signing himself. Bay has vastly under-performed his current contract, and that’s common knowledge at this point. He recently suffered a serious concussion, and the team does not know how bad the injury is.
There is no timetable at this point for Jason Bay, and below is what Sandy Alderson had to say about the injury.
“I don’t think we know how serious it is yet, and may not know for at least a few days,” Alderson said.
It looks like nobody knows how severe Bay’s injury is; not even the Mets or their general manager. He will be evaluated today after seeing a specialist yesterday, but the general thought is that Bay will be out for a significant amount of time. We’ll get a better idea of the severity of the injury in time with more testing.
In 83 plate appearances this season, Jason Bay has a 70 wRC+ and has been worth below the replacement level after having an average year with the bat in 2011. He is on pace for a 0.5-1 WAR year, so losing Bay for a significant amount of time isn’t a blow to the Mets. However, it’s never good to see a player out for a while with an injury, especially a concussion. Hopefully some good results come back from the tests and Bay’s injury isn’t as severe as most of us think.