Jason Bay Injury: Mets Outfielder Disabled With Rib Fracture

Jason Bay of the New York Mets fails to catch a fly ball by Gregor Blanco of the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Jason Bay made a dive after a fly ball on Monday night. Now he's on the disabled list.

On Monday, the Mets and Giants played a doubleheader in New York, due to a rainout on Sunday.

In the second game, Mets outfielder Jason Bay dived after a ball hit by Gregor Blanco, and this was the result:

It didn't look too bad at first; the linked article above says:

X-rays taken on Bay's ribcage were negative, though the outfielder may receive a precautionary MRI exam on Tuesday, and it sounded doubtful that he would be in the lineup.

"I can't tell you how I'm going to feel tomorrow," Bay said after Monday's game. "Given the nature of it, I'll probably be pretty sore. But I may be all right."

Apparently, he wasn't all right:

Lutz is a third baseman who has been bumming around the Mets' farm system for six seasons, never doing much of anything special. He's hitting .333/.425/.556 this season in 74 plate appearances, so Sandy Alderson probably figured, "Why not?"

For more on the Mets, please visit Amazin' Avenue and SB Nation New York.

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