Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/18/12
Jason Bay was cleared to resume baseball activities a few days ago and will likely return in 2-3 weeks, creating something of a logjam in the outfield upon his return. With both Nieuwenhuis and Duda producing and Torres being a defensive juggernaut while holding his own in the batter’s box, the Mets will have four major league talents on the roster for three outfield positions. That is unless the Mets decide to send Ike Davis down for a little while to get his head on straight and have Duda brush off his first base glove. Ike has not yet caught up to the game offensively since missing most of 2011, batting an ugly .168 with an even uglier 38 strikeouts. He is clearly not ready to face major-league pitching at this time and needs some time in Buffalo to get his old swing back. Duda can handle the bag at first, allowing for an everyday outfield of Bay, Torres and Nieuwenhuis. Terry Collins already indicated that Bay will have his starting leftfield job back when he ultimately returns,...
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