Jason Bay was placed on the disabled list for the Mets after sustaining a concussion in Friday's loss to the Reds. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
The New York Mets have placed outfielder Jason Bay on the 7-day disabled list following a concussion he sustained in Friday's 7-3 loss in New York to the Cincinnati Reds. Bay suffered the injury in the second inning by diving into the outfield wall trying to make a catch.
This isn't the first time he had to miss time with a head injury. In 2010, he was out for two months because of a concussion.
Scott Hairston, who replaced Bay in the outfield on Friday, told MLB.com that it's always hard to lose a teammate but especially difficult to lose Bay considering his history with concussions:
"It's really hard to watch, especially him just coming back from injury," said Scott Hairston, who subbed for Bay in left field and should see increased playing time in his absence. "He's a well-liked guy. We like having him around. It's very difficult to watch a player like that go through something like that."
But Catcher Josh Those said that losing Bay isn't something the team is worried about:
"I don't think it will demoralize us in here. We're stronger than that."
Mets pitcher Jon Rauch tweeted that he was disappointed in the New York fans for booing him as he walked off the field, saying that it's a much more serious injury than perhaps some fans realize:
Bay will be able to return as early as June 22 but must pass a concussion test first before he's cleared to resume playing baseball.