Jason Bay is on the 15-Day DL

Not a surprise, but it’s official: Jason Bay has been placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 25.

Bad news for Jason, but not necessarily bad news for the Mets. For all we know, Lucas Duda may step in and prove to be a monster with this opportunity. Plus, Bay has been the man of a thousand stances all spring, struggling to find a consistent approach and swing. Maybe a week off from swinging and tinkering is the best thing for Bay right now.

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