Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 11/14/14

Jason Bay's injury-laden Mets career took another downward swing on Tuesday, when he was placed on the 15-day DL with a nondisplaced fracture in a rib on his left side. This news courtesy of the MLB Twitter account.

Bay has been extremely disappointing since signing a four year, $66 million contract prior to the 2010 season. Bay played in just 95 games in 2010, and had a .749 OPS and a career low six homers. He rebounded in 2011 to play in 123 games, but only had a .703 OPS on the season. This year, he's played in 15 games for New York, OPSing .776 and homering three times.

The career of Jason Bay in New York has been an unmitigated disaster, as he's accumulated less than three wins total in two plus years with the Mets. He'll likely be replaced in left field by a combination of Mike Baxter and Scott Hairston, both of whom have received minor pinch hitting duty this year. The Mets are already without Opening Day center fielder Andres Torres, and with the strong play of Kirk Niewenhuis, who is starting for Torres in center, it's unlikely he'll be able to get his starting job back. Adding Bay to the injured list won't help the Mets recoup any of his salary, but it will at least let them get a look at another youngster in Baxter, largely a career minor leaguer who had an .899 OPS for AAA Tucson (Padres) in 2010.


Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall candidates for Texas

Kurt Warner is helping to turn around Colin Kaepernick

Bizarre call allows Duke to cover spread against Utah

Saints love TE Josh Hill following Jimmy Graham trade

Darren Sproles' role is growing for the Eagles


Barkley, Reggie Miller condemn Indiana religious freedom bill

Metta World Peace interested in coaching at St John's

Knicks want Marc Gasol, do they know what they’re asking for?

New York Rangers are the first team to clinch a playoff spot

Victorino: I plan on playing every day for Red Sox in 2015

The Rams are still planning on drafting a quarterback

Tennessee fans show love for Bruce Pearl on campus rock

Louisville guard turned off phone after clutch NC State win

Steve Spurrier hung out with Kenny Chesney before concert

Winnipeg Jets prospect had a rough night on the ice

Russell Wilson to suit up for Texas Rangers Saturday

Did Dean Smith’s gifts to former players violate NCAA rules?

WWE unveils Ultimate Warrior statue

WATCH: Tom Brady jumps off tall cliff in Costa Rica

WATCH: 2 Chainz beats Dominique Wilkins in HORSE

Angels remove Josh Hamilton banner from front of stadium

Elite Eight preview: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

Support for relocation growing among NFL powers

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Texas eyeing Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall?

WATCH: Brady jumps off cliff in Costa Rica

WATCH: 2 Chainz beats Nique in HORSE

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Notre Dame vs. Kentucky

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

NFL owners chose cost over game integrity

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

James Harden and the collective consciousness

Hottest coaching seats in NBA

Under-the-radar NL MVP candidates

Notre Dame’s coach makes first Elite Eight

The last Expo standing

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.