New York Mets outfielder Jason Bay will be in the starting lineup tonight against the Washington Nationals after missing the Major League Baseball team’s last 24 games recovering from concussion symptoms.
The 33-year-old was activated today from the 15-day disabled list, the Mets announced in an e-mailed release. Bay suffered a concussion on June 15 by running into the wall trying to catch a fly ball. Tonight’s game is at Nationals Park in Washington.
A three-time All-Star, Bay was 3-for-10 with two runs scored and four walks in a three-game rehabilitation stint with the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate, the Buffalo Bisons. He was hitting .187 with four home runs and had driven in six runs in 22 games before getting hurt. He was also on the disabled list from April 24 to June 6 with a fractured left rib.