NEW YORK (WFAN) – Jason Bay was activated off the disabled list prior to Tuesday night’s series opener against the division-rival Nationals.

The left fielder took early batting practice with the team on Tuesday afternoon, and will bat fifth and start in left field.

Shortstop Omar Quintanilla was designated for assignment to make room for Bay on the 25-man roster.

On June 15, the 33-year-old was injured after crashing his head into the left-field wall while attempting to make a diving catch. He was then placed on the new 7-day disabled list with concussion-like symptoms, but as expected, his stay on the DL was extended.

Bay played three games for Triple-A Buffalo prior to arriving in Washington, going 3-for-10. Before arriving in upstate New York, the veteran begin his rehabilitation assignment in Port St. Lucie, where he went 0-for-6 with two walks in two games.

Bay’s concussion put him on the disabled list for the second time this season. The three-time All-Star missed time earlier in the year after suffering a broken rib while making a diving catch against the Giants on April 23.

In his third season with New York, Bay is batting just .187 with four home runs and 6 RBIs in 22 games.

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