The Mets announced this afternoon that they have officially placed Jason Bay on the disabled list.
To take Bay’s spot on the roster, the Mets have called up Justin Turner.
Bay was injured in the second inning of last night’s loss while sliding into the outfield wall. He hit his head and sustained a concussion. He had an awful slash line of .187/.253/.373 this season, along with four homers and six RBI in 22 games. This is his second concussion in a Mets uniform. Back in 2010, he missed the last 63 games of the season after crashing into the left field wall at Dodgers Stadium.
Turner, who is just finishing up a rehab assignment, suffered a right ankle sprain on May 29 that forced him to hit the DL and miss time. He has only played two games in Buffalo, in which he was 2-8. In 33 games this year, Turner nine points better than last season at .269, but his on-base percentage was down to just .315, 19 points lower than 2011. He will probably take significant time away from Omar Quintanilla at shortstop.