Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bay Tweaks Hamstring - Immediately Placed On 60-Day DL By Mets

You can't say the Mets aren't proactive these days.

On Wednesday night leftfielder Jason Bay reported to the training staff and manager Terry Collins that his hamstring muscle was bothering him just a bit.  In the player's estimate he thought he was dealing with a one or two day ding.

The team sprung into action saying in a note to the press:

"Jason is far too important to the future of our franchise to have him risk running on anything less than two healthy legs.  We have placed him on the 60 day disabled list and have asked him to stay home and in bed for the next month at least."

A source close to the team tells us that Bay's .232 batting average and OPS under 650 is more likely the real reason for the rash act by the team.  "They were probably thinking that if you're going to ground out weakly to shortstop two or three times a game it would be best if you could at least run those 6-3 plays out."

The move stands in stark contrast to an incident earlier in the year when Carlos Beltran cut half his left thumb off slicing a bagel.  The indispensable outfielder was told by the team to "suck it up" and play through it.

All articles featured on The Apple are fictitious. No Mets were harmed in the writing of this story. Story by Larry Smith.  You can follow Larry Smith on twitter @dr4sight      

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