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Tight Hamstring Further Slows Mets’ Slumping Jason Bay

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – Things just went from bad to worse for slumping Mets outfielder Jason Bay.

Bay left Wednesday night’s 6-5 win over the Cardinals with a tight right hamstring.

“It’s just been there, and it’s something we’ve kind of been fighting,” Bay said after the game.

Bay was replaced in left field by Willie Harris in the top of the fourth inning.

“I hit that ground ball to short and my first couple steps, I could feel it,” he said. “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.”

Bay has struggled during two injury-plagued seasons in New York since signing a $66 million, four-year contract with the Mets in January 2010. He began the night batting .233 with six homers and 29 RBIs.

“I may give him a blow tomorrow, just as a precaution,” manager Terry Collins said.

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