New York Mets’ Jason Bay suffering from a finger injury
Jason Bay is the newest Met to be suffering from an injured finger.
David Wright fractured his pinkie last Monday, and now Bay has injured his right ring finger.
The injury happened when Bay dove into first base after he was caught in a rundown.
Bay’s X-ray was negative, but his finger was swollen and he had difficulty holding a bat. This kept him from playing in Sunday’s 8-2 loss against the Philadelphia Phillies.
“The jammed finger epidemic that is going around,” Bay said referring to his and Wright’s injury.
Lucas Duda, who had the day off originally, stepped in to replace Bay.
Bay is confident that his finger will be fine, and he will not need to be put on the diabled list.
“It’s just kind of day to day. I don’t really know what more it is than just jamming a finger,” he said.
Bay will be evaluated tonight to see if he will be able to be in the lineup against the Atlanta Braves. If not, Mike Baxter could possibly be put into the game.
In eight games, Bay is batting .185 with one home run and 3 RBIs.
The Mets have started the season 6-3 and will be facing the Braves tonight in Atlanta. The Mets previously swept the Braves in the opening series of the season.