NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Bay’s minor league rehabilitation assignment has been extended by two more games by the New York Mets.

The left fielder met Monday at Citi Field with general manager Sandy Alderson, assistant general manager John Ricco, manager Terry Collins and head trainer Ray Ramirez.

Bay, on the DL since spring training with a strained left rib cage, began his rehab assignment Saturday and had hoped to rejoin the Mets for Tuesday’s homestand opener against Houston. He is now expected to be activated for Thursday’s game against the Astros.

Bay is set to play for Class A St. Lucie on Tuesday against Fort Myers and Wednesday at Port Charlotte.

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