Jason Bay on paternity leave, Mets recall OF Duda

Jason Bay has been placed on baseball’s new paternity leave list

and the New York Mets have recalled outfielder Lucas Duda.

Bay left the team to be with his wife, Kristen, for the birth of

their third child. Mets manager Terry Collins says he expects to be

without his left fielder for two days.

Duda was in left field Tuesday night for the opener of a

three-game series against San Francisco.

Bay is in a 1-for-17 slump. He began the season on the disabled

list with a strained left rib cage after missing the final two

months last year because of a concussion.

Duda started the season with the Mets and went 2 for 17 (.118)

in eight games before being optioned April 10 to Triple-A

Buffalo.