Jason Bay RUMORS & NEWS

  • 391d
    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    #Mariners officially release Jason Bay who was DFA'd last week.

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Mariners designate Jason Bay for assignment.

  • Jason Bay has grown more productive and more comfortable in new role

    Seattle Times "Jason Bay says his newfound revival with the Mariners boils down to his accepting "the evolution of a career" that no longer sees him playing daily. Bay played his first game in New York on Tuesday since being released from his contract by the New York Mets last winter. He signed with Seattle..." May 15

  • A first for veteran outfielder Bay: leadoff

    Tacoma News Tribune "In his 10-year career, Jason Bay has been written into the starting lineup 1,178 times. But never once in all those games with the San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox and New York Mets was his name ever atop the batting order at the leadoff spot. That streak ended on Friday..." April 27

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    Geoff Baker @

    Jason Bay lands #Mariners spot as expected, Casper Wells DFA. D.J. Mitchell added to 40-man, optioned to AAA Tacoma.

  • Jason Bay officially added to Mariners squad

    Seattle Times "This first part comes as no surprise, given that all signs indicated last week that Jason Bay had secured his spot on the Mariners’ major league to start the 2013 season. That decision had to be finalized by noon PT today and it was indeed by the Mariners, capping a fantastic comeback story of..." March 31

  • Mariners' last roster move comes down to Jason Bay, Casper Wells

    Tacoma News Tribune "There was hope of some finality for the Seattle Mariners on their last day in Arizona. Instead, Casper Wells and Jason Bay will have to remain in baseball-roster limbo a while longer. Initially, Mariners manager Eric Wedge had hoped to announce Thursday morning who had won the competition..." March 29

  • Jason Bay starting tonight for Mariners…in center field

    Seattle Times "Some of you may have thought Jason Bay leading off was fun. Well, tonight, he’ll be starting in center field for the Mariners. No, Franklin Gutierrez is not playing. Yes, Casper Wells is, but he’s in left. I’m told Gutierrez is not hurt, the Mariners just want to make sure he gets to the regular..." March 21

  • Jason Bay and Mariners beat Padres by score of 8-6

    Seattle Times "Jason Bay made his presence felt today, clubbing a two-run homer in the first inning of his spring debut. Justin Smoak and Mike Jacobs later added a pair of two-run blasts of their own to complete an 8-6 win over the San Diego Padres. Bay is in a dogfight with Casper Wells for the fifth and..." February 24

  • Mariners make the Jason Bay signing official

    Seattle Times "After a delay of a few days, the Mariners finally announced their signing of left fielder Jason Bay to a one-year, $1 million contract with up to $2 million in additional incentives. As we reported on Thursday, the deal guarantees Bay $500,000 and an additional $500,000 if he makes the team out..." December 09

  • Former NY Mets bust Jason Bay to join the Seattle Mariners on a one-year contract

    New York Daily News "Jason Bay, whose Mets career was spoiled by two concussions and subpar play, agreed to a one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told the Daily News. The Mets essentially released Bay, 34, earlier this month, when he agreed to defer..." December 06

  • Will the Blue Jays make a play for Jason Bay?

    Toronto Sun "The Toronto Blue Jays say they wouldn't mind adding a left fielder. Left fielder Jason Bay hit the open market Wednesday when the New York Mets bought him out of next year's contract. Owed $19-million US for 2013 and a $3-million option, Bay suffered several concussions. The Jays are unsure..." November 08

  • Mets terminate Jason Bay's contract

    ESPN.com "The unhappy alliance between outfielder Jason Bay and the Mets has come to an end. The Mets announced in a statement that they have reached an agreement with Bay to terminate his contract two years early, granting Bay unconditional free agency. Financial terms were not disclosed. "I still..." November 07

  • Bay sits with back stiffness

    ESPN.com "Despite his reduced playing time, Jason Bay consistently has started against left-handed pitching in the second half. He is unavailable Tuesday night, though, despite the Mets facing Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez. Bay is suffering from back stiffness, Terry Collins said...." September 25

  • Bay starts to maximize Dickey's Cy chances

    ESPN.com "Why is Jason Bay starting against a right-hander for the first time in nearly a month on Tuesday night? Terry Collins said he owed it to R.A. Dickey to maximize the fielding quality behind him as the knuckleballer pursues the Cy Young Award. After polling his staff, Collins added, the manager..." September 11

  • Jason Bay belts grand slam as NY Mets complete sweep of Florida Marlins with 5-1 victory

    New York Daily News "They have all been in the clubhouse with former All-Stars. Terry Collins, Chris Young - they have managed and played with the un-self aware, the declining athletes who still demand preferential treatment. So when the Mets see Jason Bay jog out to second base as a pinch-runner, or to left..." September 03

  • Jason's slam helps Mets sweep Fish

    New York Post "Jason Bay can finally say he won a game for the Mets this season. It took until Game No. 134, but the beleaguered left fielder put the Mets on his back yesterday, bringing the kind of thunder stick to this lineup that has been lacking for most of the season. With Bay's first-inning grand..." September 03

  • Bay's grand slam leads surging Mets to sweep of Marlins

    New York Post "Jason Bay showed the kind of pop that prompted the Mets to give him that big contract. The outfielder hit his fifth career grand slam in the Mets' five-run first inning and New York earned a three-game series sweep over the Miami Marlins with a 5-1 win on Sunday. "It didn't feel any..." September 02

  • Flushing Bay next stop

    New York Post "The Marlins came to Queens last night as Exhibit A in the case that an off-season spending spree doesn't guarantee happiness and as a cautionary tale for Mets fans who spent the last couple of winters imploring the Wilpons to spend, spend and spend some more. Miami ownership invested $191..." August 08

  • Bay to watch more than play

    New York Post "Maybe if the batting average numbers didn't look so much like a supermodel's weight. Maybe if this whole situation hadn't been dragging on since, seemingly, the U.S. flag had 36 stars. Maybe then Jason Bay could have put up an argument. But with the batting average at .157, Bay admitted Mets..." August 08

  • Bay playing himself into a part-time position

    New York Post "Jason Bay had an 11-game trial to show the Mets he deserved to remain an everyday player. The verdict arrived yesterday: Bay is still a mess. The struggling left fielder was in the lineup largely because of strong career numbers against Padres starter Jason Marquis, but finished 0-for-2 with an..." August 06

  • Mets swing & miss on dealing struggling Bay to Marlins

    New York Post "Jason Bay was still Mets property as Tuesday's non-waiver trading deadline passed, but not without the organization discussing a potential change of scenery for the underachieving left fielder. A Mets source yesterday confirmed a report saying the team discussed a trade that would have sent Bay..." August 02

  • Heat's on Bay to keep LF job

    New York Post "Jason Bay likely will have until the conclusion of this road trip to show the Mets he deserves to keep his everyday job. A day after manager Terry Collins told The Post he is considering Mike Baxter for primary left-field duties, a club source yesterday said Bay probably has another week to try..." July 29

  • Jordany Rules forces Bay to sit

    New York Post "Jason Bay knew he was in no position to complain. When you haven't been part of the team for nearly five weeks and when he hasn't really hit all season — or in a Mets uniform, for that matter — Bay knew he had no rebuttal when manager Terry Collins pinch-hit for him in the ninth inning of last..." July 18

  • Bay returns as Mets hope for boost vs. lefties

    MLB.com "Throughout the past month, the Mets have bemoaned their lack of a second right-handed slugger to compliment David Wright in their lineup. In theory, that slugger showed up Tuesday, when the Mets activated Jason Bay from the disabled list and designated infielder Omar Quintanilla for assignment...." July 17

  • Bay eager to make jump back to big leagues

    New York Post "Jason Bay knows the Mets have gotten out of the gate slowly following the All-Star break, and he is confident he can help the team soon. Asked if he was ready to play for the Mets when they open a three-game series at Washington tonight, the left fielder said: "Yeah, I don't see why not. If I..." July 17

  • Jason Bay appears in first rehab game with St. Lucie after concussion

    MetsBlog.com "Tonight in Tampa, Jason Bay went 0-for-3 with a walk in Single-A St. Lucie's 4-2 loss to the Tampa Yankees. Bay played the entire game in left field. Bay was placed on the seven-day disabled list after sustaining a concussion while diving head first into the left field wall on June 15." July 13

  • Bay's return set to be vs. Nats

    New York Post "Jason Bay's return to the Mets will likely come at the site of his previous comeback: Nationals Park. According to manager Terry Collins, the beleaguered left fielder, who is recovering from his second concussion in three years, probably will begin playing minor league games Sunday for Single-A..." July 07

  • Bay set to start working out

    New York Post "Jason Bay is "astronomically" better and hoping to begin working out within the next few days. After undergoing a battery of tests yesterday, the Mets outfielder was at Citi Field before the 4-3 loss to the Yankees and said symptoms from the concussion he sustained nine days ago as he hit the..." June 24

  • Wall's not lost for better Bay

    New York Post "Jason Bay is still undergoing tests, but there are early indications the concussion he sustained last week is not as severe as the one that cost him the final two months of the 2010 season, a team source said Friday. The Mets left fielder visited with teammates before Friday night's 6-4 win..." June 23

  • Forget Jason Bay, when Jonathon Niese falters NY Mets in danger

    New York Daily News "The Mets will not rise or fall because of Jason Bay's unfortunate injury problems. They will hang in there, or not, behind a starting rotation anchored by R.A. Dickey and Johan Santana. What they really need – and what Jonathon Niese has given them most of this season – is that reliable No. 3 guy..." June 19

  • Bay's injury still puzzling

    New York Post "Jason Bay continues to rest with a concussion, but the Mets are no closer to knowing the severity of his injuries. The Mets may get a chance to visit with the left fielder today, when it's possible he will be at Citi Field for the first time since sustaining the concussion Friday night. Bay was..." June 19

  • Mets Jason Bay suffers another hard-luck injury and offense suffering with or without him

    New York Daily News "The Mets are moving on and currently the wrong way without Jason Bay. It remains to be seen if their starting pitching, which provided them another stellar effort Sunday from Chris Young, will continue to sustain them as a competitive team in the National League East; or if Ike Davis will ever..." June 18

  • Mets not rushing recovery of Jason Bay

    New York Post "This second concussion is the game-changer for Jason Bay. The Mets said yesterday they will give the beleaguered left fielder all the time he needs to recover from Friday night's concussion, but the reality is they have no idea as to what kind of player Bay will be when he returns from this..." June 18

  • Fans who jeered Jason off base

    New York Post "We are a town without pity, and we often wear it as a badge of honor. We like to croon: "If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere." But the boobirds who swooped down on Jason Bay when his head concussed against the left-field wall Friday night at the end of a play where he sacrificed..." June 17

  • Jason Bay placed on 7-day disabled list

    Newark Star-Ledger "As expected, the Mets placed outfielder Jason Bay on the disabled list. He was put on the seven-day concussion disabled list but manager Terry Collins said he expects Bay to be sidelined longer than that. Scott Hairston replaced Bay in the starting lineup Saturday night against the Cincinnati..." June 17

  • Jason Bay crashes into outfield wall again, the latest chapter in a frustrating career at Citi Field

    New York Daily News "A few hours before the Mets took on the Reds in the opener of a three-game series at Citi Field, Jason Bay was standing in front of his locker in the clubhouse talking about his injury-plagued stint in New York. "The biggest line that the guys in here have about me is that I don't do anything..." June 16

  • Mets' Jason Bay leaves game after crashing into Citi Field wall in 7-3 loss

    New York Daily News "The feelings about Jason Bay within the clubhouse differ greatly from those of many Met fans. His teammates let that be known after the snake-bitten outfielder was injured yet again trying to make a difficult play. Bay wobbled off the field after crashing his head into the outfield wall in the..." June 16

  • Mets' albatross Bay still thinks he can soar

    New York Post "Jason Bay will not buy into the notion he is washed up or even a fraction of the player he once was. The numbers don't lie: Bay's three-year tenure with the Mets has been disastrous, littered by injuries and vast unproductive stretches, but the 33-year-old outfielder says there still is time to..." June 12

  • Bay returns to Mets at bottom of batting order

    New York Post "Mets manager Terry Collins asked Jason Bay if it mattered to him where he would be hitting in the batting order. To the veteran outfielder, it didn't matter. "You don't have to tell me where you're hitting me," Bay said yesterday. "Just put me out there." Thus, Bay unceremoniously returned..." June 09

  • Sick Bay: Jason's return delayed by bad stomach

    New York Post "Jason Bay's return to the scene will have to wait at least until tonight. The Mets outfielder was scratched from yesterday's lineup against the Nationals after vomiting about an hour before the scheduled first pitch. After the Mets' 3-1 victory at Nationals Park, Bay said he believes he had..." June 08

  • Bay back with Mets, but not in lineup

    New York Post "Jason Bay and Pedro Beato are the latest arrivals who hope to bolster a depleted Mets roster. Both were activated from the disabled list on Wednesday. Bay had been on the DL since April 24 with a rib fracture. His arrival gives the Mets four outfielders for three spots, joining Kirk..." June 07

  • Satin Designated, Bay and Beato Return, Young On Leave

    SB Nation "The New York Mets have designated Josh Satin for assignment, activated Jason Bay and Pedro Beato, and placed Chris Young on the Paternity Leave List, according to the team. Satin, 27, only appeared in one game on the season (striking out in his only plate appearance) and has spent the rest in..." June 06

  • Bay close to joining crowded Mets outfield

    MLB.com "Outfielder Jason Bay could rejoin the Mets as soon as Tuesday for the team's series against the Washington Nationals, according to manager Terry Collins. Bay has been on the disabled list since fracturing a rib on April 23. In two rehab games with Class A Port St. Lucie, Bay is 2-for-6 with..." June 04

  • NY Mets' Jason Bay will get starting job back when he returns, even with Kirk Nieuwenhuis' emergence

    New York Daily News "Terry Collins knows there's a dilemma waiting when Jason Bay is healthy enough to return to the Mets. But it sounds as if any choices Collins and the Mets may be forced to make then will be about how to get Kirk Nieuwenhuis playing time because Bay, who was finally cleared by doctors Tuesday to..." May 16

  • Injured Bay could return to Mets in a week

    New York Post "Jason Bay, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since April 24 with a fractured rib, met with team doctors last night at Citi Field and was cleared to resume some baseball activities. "It hasn't been determined how much and what they're going to be, but I'm sure they'll be rotational..." May 15

  • Pelfrey's elbow, Bay's rib land key Mets on the DL

    New York Post "Mike Pelfrey and Jason Bay are two prominent targets among Citi Field boobirds, so it might be fitting they will be sidelined together. The Mets placed both players on the disabled list yesterday after Pelfrey was diagnosed with what the team called swelling in his right elbow and an MRI exam..." April 25

  • Bruised ribs may be pain for Bay

    New York Post "Jason Bay took a dive on Gregor Blanco's shot to left field in the fourth inning of yesterday's doubleheader nightcap and might be facing an extended absence from the Mets' lineup. Bay left the game with bruised left ribs and expects to be revaluated today, after initial X-rays last night were..." April 24

  • Now it's Bay who's jammed up

    New York Post "Jason Bay's ring finger has replaced David Wright's pinkie in the Mets' escalating game of musical sore digits. A day after Wright returned to the lineup, despite his broken right pinkie, Bay was scratched with a jammed right ring finger. Bay said he sustained the injury Saturday when he dived..." April 16

  • Bay backs Dickey gem as Mets draw first blood vs. Phillies

    New York Post "Title this one: "Friday the 13th: Jason Lives." Just when Jason Bay seemed deader than the freak in those cheesy horror movies, the Mets left fielder came wielding a machete last night that left Cliff Lee bloodied in the gutter. Bay's two-run homer against Lee in the first inning, coupled..." April 14

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