Found August 08, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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For weeks, the New York Mets have defended Jason Bay, blaming his poor numbers at the plate on rustiness. Bay has never gotten going after fracturing a rib and suffering a concussion over the season's first three months. But with Bay still scuffling, the Mets are beginning to explore other options. Manager Terry Collins said before Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Marlins that Bay will not necessarily be an everyday player going forward. "We're going to make some adjustments out there," Collins said of Bay, who finished 1-for-4 in the loss. "We've got to get our left-handed bats in the lineup. Those guys have given us good opportunities to win some games, and they're having some pretty good years." Though Bay played left field Tuesday, that was because the Marlins started a left-handed pitcher, Wade LeBlanc. Collins still hopes that Bay, whose career splits are significantly better against lefties, can produce in a platoon role going forward. ...
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