NEW YORK (WFAN) – Jason Bay jokingly called it an “epidemic” going around the Mets clubhouse.
The left fielder was scratched from Sunday’s loss to Philadelphia after suffering a jammed right ring finger on Saturday. He injured the digit sliding back into first base.
Sound familiar? David Wright also jammed a finger — which turned out to be a slightly fractured pinkie knuckle — sliding into a base.
“David and I, obviously there are different degrees,” Bay said Sunday. “I’d hate to say it’s anything more than a jammed finger.”
Bay considered himself day-to-day, and said he doesn’t expect a stay on the disabled list. He’s batting .185 on the season with one home run and three RBIs.
The embattled outfielder is questionable for Monday night’s game against Atlanta. He said he could have pinch hit Sunday for New York if absolutely necessary.
“It was really bruised and swollen,” Bay said of his finger. “I can’t really get around the bat.”
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