After announcing that Jason Bay will be a platoon player for the Mets, General Manager Sandy Alderson says that he won't absorb the final season of the veteran's contract. The Mets allegedly discussed a change of scenery deal with the Marlins for Bay but the Mets aren't looking to part ways with the outfielder.
"Certainly, there are times when it is appropriate to eat a contract," Alderson told Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York. "There are other times when it is not. Jason Bay is not going anywhere, nor is his contract."
Bay, 34 in September, is hitting just .154/.248/.285 with five homers in 149 plate appearances in 2012. The outfielder is set to earn $16MM in 2013 and has a $3MM buyout on his $17MM 2014 season.