Mets put LF Jason Bay on DL with broken rib

The New York Mets have put left fielder Jason Bay on the 15-day

disabled list, a day after he broke a rib while trying to make a

diving catch.

The Mets said Tuesday that an MRI exam showed a nondisplaced

fracture on Bay’s left side. Infielder Zach Lutz was recalled from

Triple-A Buffalo.

Bay was hurt Monday night during a doubleheader sweep by San

Francisco. In the fourth inning of the second game, Bay ran back on

a long fly by Gregor Blanco. The ball bounced out of Bay’s glove

for a two-run double and he landed face-first near the warning

track.

Bay left the game a few innings later. The 33-year-old Bay is

hitting .240 with three home runs. Lutz was hitting .333 with three

homers for Buffalo.