Bay, Torres sit with injuries

July, 31, 2012
7/31/12
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Terry Collins said he intended to start Jason Bay on Tuesday against Tim Lincecum, but the left fielder is unable to play because he fouled a ball off a calf during Monday's series opener, causing it to stiffen.

Andres Torres also is out, a day after his right thumb was stepped on by Madison Bumgarner after they got tangled on a play at first base.

Collins said an X-ray of Torres' hand did not reveal a break, but an MRI was sent to New York for team doctors to review. Collins suspects Torres has a tendon or ligament issue.

With the Mets having only three available outfielders, Jordany Valdespin starts in center field, flanked by Scott Hairston and Mike Baxter.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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