Bay Resting Hamstring

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN,

Jason Bay (hamstring tightness) is out of the lineup this afternoon. Manager Terry Collins had intimated Wednesday night that he was going to give Bay, who is 4 for his last 37 (.108), the day off.

Bay said he originally tweaked his hamstring Saturday, when he stepped on Ryan Howard‘s foot while running to first base during a victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Bay was lifted in the fourth inning of last night’s win.

After the game, Bay told the NY Post

“Terry was aware of it,” Bay said. “I kind of felt it was OK if I was jogging. I hit that ground ball to short and my first couple [of] steps, I could feel it. I kind of slowed down but there was something that kind of prevented me from really going and then there was a ball down the line my first couple steps again your first instinct is to go real quick, but I could feel it immediately. Not bad, but enough that I’m a little concerned that if I keep going at that pace something bad might happen.”

What else bad can happen to his season at this point?

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  1. This Justin July 21, 2011 at 10:40 am
    What happened to him as a player?

    Between Pittsburgh and Boston, this guy averaged 25-30 HR and 90-100 RBI a year for nearly a decade, then comes here and just lays an egg. He is making the Ollie Perez contract look, well, about $30 million less wasted dollars in the end.

    The way he has been playing lately, I almost hope this sidelines him for a few weeks, although that just means more Hairston, although maybe Evans can get some steady work, particularly if Beltran is traded as well. Would be nice if we maybe received a young, near MLB ready OF prospect for Beltran we could use now.

  2. Timo July 21, 2011 at 10:49 am
    We sign Reyes next year and you can substitute Reyes name for Bay on articles like this next year. We have NO luck with free agent signing.
  3. Brendan82 July 21, 2011 at 10:57 am
    Reyes is going to blow out his legs this year for a big contract a la Carlos Beltran.
  4. murph July 21, 2011 at 11:18 am
    Put Bay on the 15 day disabled list. Let him work on his hitting down in St. Lucie where it won’t hurt the team.

    Then have a rotation in LF. (choose from Harris, Hairston, Evans, Duda, Pridie, F.Mart.) The winner gets the RF job when Beltran is traded and Bay comes back.