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Mets, Bay Part Ways

By Dave Martin
Epoch Times Staff
Created: November 8, 2012 Last Updated: November 30, 2012
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Jason Bay hit .234 with 26 total home runs the last three years in New York. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Jason Bay hit .234 with 26 total home runs the last three years in New York. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Jason Bay and the Mets are moving on—without each other.

According to a report on the team’s website the two sides have negotiated a way out of Bay’s contract with one year and $21 million left.

Though the Mets did not disclose the details of the agreement, it’s believed that the money owed Bay, who never really got it going in a Mets uniform after signing a four-year $66 million deal three years ago, will be at least partially deferred.

An All-Star with the Pirates and Red Sox, Bay hit .234 with 26 home runs in 288 games in New York as injuries seemed to sap his abilities.

“Like Jason, we had planned for the kind of production here that he enjoyed in Boston and Pittsburgh, where he established himself as one of the game’s top players,” said team CEO Jeff Wilpon in a statement. “We wish Jason and his family success and happiness in the future.”




   

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