It’s become easier to keep track of the games Jason Bay has missed this season than the games he’s actually played. He spent some time on the 15-day DL with a broken rib; when he came back from that, he played seven games before crashing into a wall and giving himself a concussion.
Baseball now has a seven-day concussion DL; it’s designed to take players with concussions out of action until they can be certified to play, without necessarily keeping them out for a full 15 days.
Bay, though, needed more than a month. He’s now been reactivated by the Mets:
Bay recalled. Quintanilla DFA’d.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughSL) July 17, 2012
Bay went 5-for-25 in eight games on a rehab assignment to High-A St. Lucie and Triple-A Buffalo. Nevertheless, he’ll be back, and Omar Quintanilla, who hit .257/.350/.371 in 80 plate appearances for the Mets, is gone.