NEW YORK (WFAN) — At what point do you cut back on Jason Bay’s playing time?
According to the New York Post, it could come as soon as mid-May if the Mets’ starting left fielder continues to struggle.
“The Mets could explore other options” if Bay doesn’t get it together “six or seven weeks” into this year’s campaign, Mike Puma of the Post reported.
Bay, batting .195 this spring, has been a disappointment since his signing before the 2010 season. The oft-injured outfielder has totaled only 18 home runs during his time in New York, half the amount (36) he hit for Boston in 2009.
One club official “floated the possibility,” Puma reported, though two others “said it’s still too early to seriously worry about Bay.”
The 33-year-old has two years remaining on his four-year, $66 million contract. In addition, Bay has a $17 million vesting option based on plate appearances — with a $3 million buyout — for 2014.
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