by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/19/2013) Mariners outfielder Jason Bay (hamstring) continued to miss time Wednesday in Anaheim. Bay sat out for the third straight game and is day to day. Bay is hitting .222 with eight homers and 17 RBI in 167 at-bats.
Jason Bay held out Tuesday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (6/18/2013) Mariners outfielder Jason Bay was held out of the starting lineup Tuesday night against the Angels as he continues to be bothered by a hamstring injury. Bay is hitting .222 with eight homers and 17 RBI in 167 at-bats.
Jason Bay has hamstring issue
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/17/2013) Mariners outfielder Jason Bay is dealing with a hamstring issue and could not start Monday against the Angels, MLB.com reports.
Bay's hamstring "knotted up" Sunday, according to manager Eric Wedge.
Bay is day to day. The 34-year-old is batting .222 on the year with eight homers and 17 RBI.
Jason Bay quiet since two-homer game
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (6/10/2013) Despite homering twice in the first game of the month, Mariners outfielder Jason Bay isn't having a banner start to June. Bay is batting .205 (8 for 39) with one double, two home runs, four RBI and 12 strikeouts in nine June games.
His average has dropped from .239 to .225 in June.
Jason Bay goes deep twice in loss
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (6/1/2013) Mariners outfielder Jason Bay continued to hit the ball well Saturday, as he homered twice in a 5-4 loss tot he Twins.
Bay finished the game 2 for 5 with two RBI and two runs scored. He has eight home runs on the season, with four of them in the last five games. He is hitting .239 with an .822 OPS in 117 at-bats.
Jason Bay's resurgence continues
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/28/2013) Mariners outfielder Jason Bay got the Mariners off to a good start Monday against the Padres, as he clubbed a solo home run to lead off the game. Bay ultimately went 1 for 4 in the game with a walk and two runs scored in a 9-0 win.
Bay is now hitting .245 on the season, with five home runs and 12 RBI in 102 at-bats. His .786 on-base plus slugging percentage is his best mark since 2009.
Despite Bay providing an unexpected boost, the team is not necessarily looking to give him more playing time, as Bay has a big-time platoon split. Bay has a .954 on-base plus slugging percentage against left-handed pitchers, but that number tumbles to .588 against righties.
"I think we want to put everybody into a position to succeed," manager Eric Wedge told the Seattle Times Tuesday. "Obviously, I like him better against left-handers, but I like the way he competes against righthanders. He’s getting better and better with that."
Jason Bay drives in game-winning run
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/27/2013) Mariners outfielder Jason Bay singled in the ninth inning of Sunday's extra-inning game against the Rangers as he came on as a pinch-hitter for Michael Saunders. Bay remained in the game and ended up going 2 for 3.
Bay is now batting .245 after his performance. He singled twice and drove in a run in the 13th inning to win the game for the Mariners.
Jason Bay hits fourth home run
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Mariners outfielder Jason Bay hit his fourth home run of the season Sunday against the Athletics.
Bay went 2 for 4 during the game, hitting a single and a home run. Bay battled reliever Jerry Blevins in the seventh inning, taking the fifth pitch of the at-bat over the center-field wall. Bay is hitting .253/.360/.453 in 75 at-bats.
Jason Bay's bat earning him more playing time
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) Mariners outfielder Jason Bay pushed his hitting streak to six games Wednesday against the Orioles with a double. He added one walk and two RBI.
Bay is batting .450 (9 for 20) with one home run, two runs, two doubles, four runs and six RBI in his last six games. Bay has started the last four games and six of seven in left field for Seattle.
"He's had some big hits for us," Mariners manager Eric Wedge said, per MLB.com. "He's spraying the ball around. Obviously he's had great success in his past and he's made some adjustments here that have really paid off for him. So hopefully he'll keep going."
Jason Bay sizzling for Seattle
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Mariners outfielder Jason Bay delivered his first three-hit outing of the season during a 6-2 victory over Baltimore Monday night. Hitting out of the seven-hole, Bay went 3 for 4 with an RBI double in the fourth inning to give him an extra-base hit in each of his past two games and improve his average to .269.
As a member of the Mets last season, Bay failed to record three hits in a single outing as he generated a career-low .165 average while playing in just 70 games.
Jason Bay hits solo bomb
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Mariners outfielder Jason Bay hit his second home run on Sunday afternoon against the Angels. He launched a solo shot off starter Jason Vargas in the seventh inning and finished 1 for 3 in the 2-1 win.
Bay is batting .229 with five RBI in 19 games.
Jason Bay bumped to leadoff spot
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Mariners outfielder Jason Bay was moved into the leadoff spot for the first time in his career Friday night against the Angels. Bay, who has been primarily used in the two-hole is batting .220/.333/.317 with one home run and four RBI over 41 at-bats.
Endy Chavez, Jason Bay to see time in CF
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) The Mariners are expected to give outfielder Endy Chavez the bulk of the playing time in center field with Franklin Gutierrez on the disabled list, MLB.com reports Tuesday. Jason Bay will back him up at the position.
Chavez will man center until Michael Saunders can come off the DL and take over the spot.
The 35-year-old Chavez is 2 for 9 with a double and an RBI in his last two starts and is batting .241 with two RBI in 29 at-bats.
The 34-year-old Bay has 38 at-bats entering Tuesday's game in Houston and is hitting .184 with a homer and two RBI. He's struck out 14 times.
Jason Bay comes off bench to hit first HR
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Mariners outfielder Jason Bay came off the bench Tuesday against the Astros to hit his first home run of the season. Bay finished 2 for 2 with one walk and two runs.
Bay is batting .300 (3 for 10) with one double, one RBI, three walks and four runs in five games.
Jason Bay wins final outfield spot
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013)Jason Bay has earned a spot on the Mariners' opening day roster, the club announced Sunday.
Bay's competition for the spot, Casper Wells, was designated for assignment in a tandem move. Bay hit a brutal .165/.237/.299 (47 OPS+) with the Mets last season but owns a .246/.342/.428 line (107 OPS+) over the past four seasons. He will back up Mike Morse in left field and Michael Saunders in right field.
Jason Bay expected to be with Ms for opener
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/28/2013) Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said Thursday that no decision has been made yet on the last roster mover between Casper Wells and Jason Bay. However, MLB.com reports that Bay will travel with the team to Salt Lake City for an exhibition game against the Rockies and presumably Oakland for the season opener Monday against the A's.
Bay is hitting .327/.407/.538 with two home runs and six RBI in 52 at-bats this spring. Wells has endured a rough spring and is hitting .189/.250/.396 two home runs and 14 RBI in 53 Cactus League at-bats.
Mariners to keep Jason Bay?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/28/2013) Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said Thursday a decision on whether to keep Casper Wells or Jason Bay on the 25-man roster will go down to Sunday.
"At this moment in time, we don’t have any information except to say we don’t have to have the roster set until Sunday. So what we’re going to do is let it play itself out," Zduriencik said, per MLB.com. "We’ve made a decision on keeping a couple pitchers back here to get some work in and we’ll have Casper Wells stay back as well. Until we really have to make a roster move, we’re not going to make a roster move."
MLB.com suggests Bay will win the final spot on the roster. Bay is batting .320 (16 for 50) with one triple, two homers, three doubles and six RBI in 16 spring games.
Jason Bay collects three hits, plays center field
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013) Mariners outfielder Jason Bay spent nine innings in center field in Thursday's game against the Cubs and came through at the plate with three hits in four at-bats.
While Bay in center isn't a defensive alignment the Mariners want to rely on regularly, there's nothing wrong with getting a first-hand look on whether he could handle it on an occasional basis should the need arise. Unfortunately, he didn't have a ball hit his way, and he'll likely man center again on Friday so the team can see him in action.
Casper Wells reappears in the lineup
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) Mariners outfielder Casper Wells was back in the lineup Thursday against the Reds after missing a week's worth of spring training games with a neck injury. Wells went hitless in a pair of at bats, but added a walk and a run scored in an 8-7 win. Wells lowered his batting averaging to .241 in Cactus League action. Wells is battling with Jason Bay for a roster spot as a reserve outfielder.
Bay getting leadoff at-bats
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/13/2013) Mariners outfielder Jason Bay hit leadoff for a second straight day during Wednesday's spring game against the Royals. The Mariners continue to look at numerous players in the leadoff spot. I think everybody else thinks its a little more novel than I actually do, Bay said, per The Seattle Times. "Its going to be the same as if Im hitting fourth, fifth, or eighth. Im just going to be doing the same thing. Bay has been pleased with his spring results. Im surprised with how comfortable Ive been early on, he said. Usually in spring training -- whether Im doing really well or havent done so well -- spring training has always been where the first couple of weeks Ive been a big timing guy. You can bust your butt all winter but you cant simulate the timing. And thats the one thing where I work really on just the swing and getting that down to where OK, I feel good about that.
Bay goes yard in debut
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (2/23/2013) Mariners outfielder Jason Bay, who signed a one-year $1 million contract this offseason, made a good first impression as he went yard in his debut Saturday against the Padres in Cactus League action. Bay took Padres starter Tyson Ross over the left-field wall for a two-run home run in his first at-bat in the opening frame. He finished 1 for 1 with two RBI and two walks in a an 8-6 win. "I tried a million things to get my swing back and to save face," said Bay. "Nothing was working, and I got so far away from where I was before that I forgot how to do it. The goal heading into this spring is to get back to doing what I've always done."