Originally posted on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 4/24/12

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, New York Mets outfielder Jason Bay was placed on the 15-day DL with a nondisplaced rib fracture.


Jason Bay to DL with a nondisplaced fracture of a rib on the left side. Zach Lutz promoted. about 1 hour ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite @AdamRubinESPN Adam Rubin

25-year-old Zack Lutz is hitting .333 with three homers and 10 runs batted in 63 at-bats with Triple-A Buffalo:

According to Rubin:

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Photo taken by Michael Baron

The outfield alignment until Andres Torres returns should be interesting. It likely will be as simple as Scott Hairston (with some Mike Baxter) manning left field. Less likely but not fully unreasonable: Jordany Valdespin could play some center field, with Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Lucas Duda playing corner spots, although Nieuwenhuis has not played left field in the minors. Also working against it: Valdespin is here as the backup middle infielder, filling in for Ronny Cedeno.

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