OF | 6'2", 210 lbs. |
Birth Date:September 20, 1978 (36 years old) Place of Birth:Trail, B.C. Hometown:Trail, B.C.
Drafted:Drafted by Montreal in 2000 (22nd round).
Drafted:Drafted by Montreal in 2000 (22nd round).
|Assets:||A top-tier run producer with clutch ability, he is patient at the plate and hits with good power. Is a very good high-ball hitter, and he can tattoo mistake pitches when he guesses right. Boasts an accurate arm and is very dependable in left field.|
|Flaws:||Strikes out far too much, which somewhat negates his great patience. He lacks consistency in the home-run department, as well as in terms of his batting average. Needs to prove he is not in decline with the bat.|
|Career Potential:||Run-producing corner outfielder.|
Career Honors & Awards
|NL||Rookie of the Year||2004|
|NL||Players Choice Awards||2004|
|Named to the All-Star Game||2009, 2006, 2005|
Movements & Injuries
|8/06/2013||Released by the Seattle Mariners.|
|7/29/2013||Designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners.|
|6/23/2013||Missed 6 games (hamstring).|
|12/05/2012||Signed as a free agent by the Seattle Mariners to a one-year contract.|
|11/07/2012||Released by the New York Mets.|
|9/28/2012||Missed 3 games (sore back).|
|9/25/2012||Sore back, day-to-day.|
|7/17/2012||Missed 24 games (concussion).|
|6/16/2012||Concussion, 7-day DL.|
|6/08/2012||Missed 1 game (rib injury).|
|6/07/2012||Rib injury, day-to-day.|
|6/06/2012||Missed 40 games (rib injury).|
|4/24/2012||Rib injury, 15-day DL.|
|4/16/2012||Missed 1 game (finger injury).|
|4/15/2012||Finger injury, day-to-day.|
|9/27/2011||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|9/24/2011||Missed 3 games (illness).|
|9/14/2011||Missed 1 game (sore right shoulder).|
|9/13/2011||Sore right shoulder, day-to-day.|
|8/29/2011||Missed 2 games (right shoulder injury).|
|8/26/2011||Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|7/23/2011||Missed 2 games (hamstring).|
|6/26/2011||Missed 1 game (stiff neck).|
|6/25/2011||Stiff neck, day-to-day.|
|5/05/2011||Missed 2 games (paternity leave list).|
|5/03/2011||Placed on the paternity leave list.|
|4/21/2011||Missed 18 games (strained left rib cage).|
|3/31/2011||Strained left rib cage, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 22nd, 2011).|
|11/02/2010||Missed the last 63 regular season games (concussion).|
|9/06/2010||Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (concussion).|
|7/30/2010||Concussion, 15-day (retroactive to July 26).|
|7/27/2010||Mild concussion, day-to-day.|
|6/18/2010||Missed 1 game (quadriceps injury).|
|6/17/2010||Quadriceps injury, day-to-day.|
|1/05/2010||Signed as a free agent by the New York Mets to a four-year contract.|
|12/29/2009||Signed as a free agent by the New York Mets to a four-year contract.|
|9/20/2009||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|8/09/2009||Missed 1 game (right hamstring injury).|
|8/08/2009||Right hamstring injury, day-to-day.|
|8/06/2009||Right hamstring injury, day-to-day.|
|8/05/2009||Missed 2 games (right hamstring injury).|
|8/02/2009||Right hamstring injury, day-to-day.|
|9/19/2008||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|9/16/2008||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|7/31/2008||Acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates.|
|9/15/2007||Missed 5 games (right knee injury).|
|9/10/2007||Right knee injury, day-to-day.|
|8/16/2006||Missed 2 games (hamstring).|
|11/17/2005||Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a four-year contract.|
|7/09/2004||Missed 4 games (shoulder injury).|
|7/05/2004||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|5/07/2004||Missed 26 games (shoulder injury).|
|4/01/2004||Shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 26th).|
|3/25/2004||Shoulder injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|8/27/2003||Missed 83 games (right wrist injury).|
|8/26/2003||Acquired from the San Diego Padres.|
|5/26/2003||Right wrist injury, 15-day DL.|
|5/23/2003||Recalled from Portland (AAA).|
|3/10/2003||Optioned to Portland (AAA).|
|2/25/2003||Re-signed by the San Diego Padres.|
|8/01/2002||Assigned to Mobile (AA).|
|7/31/2002||Acquired from the New York Mets.|
|12/05/2012||Signed as a free agent by the Seattle Mariners.|
|1/05/2010||Signed as a free agent by the New York Mets.|
|7/31/2008||In a three-way deal; the Boston Red Sox traded Manny Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Brandon Moss and Craig Hansen to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pittsburgh traded Jason Bay to the Red Sox. Los Angeles traded Bryan Morris and Andy Laroche to the Pirates.|
|8/26/2003||Pittsburgh Pirates traded Brian Giles to the San Diego Padres for Oliver Perez, Jason Bay and a player to be named later (Cory Stewart - Oct.2nd).|
|7/31/2002||San Diego Padres traded Jason Middlebrook and Steve Reed to the New York Mets for Bobby Jones, Josh Reynolds and Jason Bay.|
|3/26/2002||New York Mets traded Lou Collier to the Montreal Expos for Jason Bay and Jim Serrano.|
|6/16/2000||Drafted by the Montreal Expos in 22nd round in 2000.|
Bay 'essentially retiring' after 11 seasons | 01/11/2014 4:17 PM
NewsJason Bay says he hasn't filed any official paperwork yet but that he doesn't see a scenario in which he plays next season, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca.
Shi Davidi on Twitter
ImpactBay had been considering an off from a Japanese team, previously speculated to be the Yomiuri Giants, but has decided to focus on his family instead. If Bay has played his final game, the outfielder will finish with a .266/.360/.481 career line and 222 home runs in parts of 11 seasons. The 35-year-old spent 2013 with the Mariners before being released in August.
Jason Bay could sign with Japanese team | 12/10/2013 10:35 AM
NewsGreg Johns of MLB.com hears that Jason Bay could sign with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Central League.
Greg Johns on Twitter
ImpactBay was released by the Mariners in August after he batted just .204/.298/.393 over 236 plate appearances. The 35-year-old is unlikely to find a guaranteed deal in the states at this point in his career, but he is apparently getting some interest overseas.
Jason Bay unsure whether he'll play in 2014 | 11/12/2013 8:35 AM
NewsJason Bay is unsure whether he'll play in 2014.
Shi Davidi on Twitter
ImpactBay was released by the Mariners in August after he batted just .204/.298/.393 over 236 plate appearances. The 35-year-old would likely have to settle for a spring training invite, so it might not be worth his while.
Mariners release outfielder Jason Bay | 08/06/2013 2:32 PM
NewsMariners released OF Jason Bay.
ImpactBay passed through waivers after being designated for assignment by the Mariners last week. The 34-year-old outfielder batted .204/.298/.393 in 236 plate appearances with Seattle. He'll attempt to latch on elsewhere.
Mariners designate Jason Bay for assignment | 07/29/2013 1:58 PM
NewsMariners designated OF Jason Bay for assignment.
Jon Morosi on Twitter
ImpactBay entered play Monday sporting a .204/.298/.393 batting line in 236 plate appearances with Seattle. He has displayed some power this year, but the Mariners grew tired of the inconsistency. Bay, 34, signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the M's in early December.
Jason Bay homers, walks three times | 06/29/2013 2:06 AM
NewsJason Bay homered and walked three times against the Cubs on Friday.
ImpactBay is batting just .220, but he has nine homers and 25 walks in 173 at-bats, making him a fairly productive outfielder for the Mariners. The only reason he hasn't played much of late is that he's dealing with a hamstring injury.
Jason Bay says hamstring improving | 06/20/2013 7:27 PM
NewsJason Bay said Thursday that his tight hamstring feels "10 times better" and he expects to return in a day or two.
Greg Johns on Twitter
ImpactBay hadn't played since his hammy tightened up on in during Sunday's game. The Mariners don't face a lefty until next Tuesday, so they can afford to use Bay only off the bench for a few more days if they want.
Jason Bay dealing with sore hamstring | 06/17/2013 10:20 PM
NewsJason Bay is nursing a sore hamstring.
ImpactBay normally would have started Monday against Angels lefty Jason Vargas, but he felt his hamstring tighten up during Sunday's game. "He got a little knot in there," Mariners manager Eric Wedge said. "We got him out here early and tried to have him run a little bit, but we talked about it and felt we'd be putting him in harm's way." Bay is considered day-to-day.
Jason Bay homers twice in loss to Twins | 06/01/2013 4:45 PM
NewsJason Bay hit a pair of solo homers in Saturday's loss to the Twins.
ImpactWell, how about that. Bay now has eight home runs through 117 at-bats this season. It's worth noting that David Wright is the only Mets' player with a higher OPS than Bay (.822) this season. The 34-year-old outfielder might not be relevant in mixed fantasy leagues again, but the change of scenery has worked out pretty well for him so far.
Jason Bay hits walkoff single in 13th inning | 05/26/2013 9:40 PM
NewsJason Bay went 2-for-3 and hit a walkoff single in the 13th inning of Sunday's win against the Rangers.
ImpactBay didn't start, but remained in the game after pinch-running for Michael Morse in the ninth inning. With Michael Saunders struggling, the Mariners have been using Bay in their leadoff spot against left-handed pitching. Bay is batting .245/.353/.408 through his first 36 games this season.
Bay batting leadoff Friday vs. Angels | 04/26/2013 6:07 PM
NewsJason Bay will bat leadoff for the first time in his career Friday night against the Angels.
Greg Johns on Twitter
ImpactThe Angels toyed with the idea during spring training, but Bay will get his first test in a regular season game Friday night with the southpaw C.J. Wilson on the hill. The 34-year-old is clearly done as a middle-of-the-order hitter, but the Mariners hope that his patience will provide some value at the top of the lineup. It could be wishful thinking. Endy Chavez, who went 3-for-4 out of the leadoff spot Thursday, has been dropped down to eighth.
Bay has two hits in win over Angels | 04/26/2013 1:02 AM
NewsJason Bay went 2-for-3 with a two-run single and a run scored Thursday against the Angels.
ImpactBay capitalized after Garrett Richards intentionally walked Carlos Peguero to load the bases with one out in the seventh inning. It was hard to disagree with the strategy by Angels manager Mike Scioscia, but the outfielder doubled his RBI total for the season with one swing of the bat. Meanwhile, it was his first multi-hit game since April 13. It was a rare productive evening for Bay, but we still think the Mariners would have been better off keeping Casper Wells.
Jason Bay hits first homer | 04/10/2013 2:00 AM
NewsJason Bay homered, singled and walked off the bench Tuesday against the Astros.
ImpactBay wasn't in the starting lineup, even though the Mariners were facing a left-hander, but he got three at-bats in the Astros' rout and made the most of them, hitting his first homer of the year off a Triple-A pitcher in Paul Clemens. Whether that's a good sign or not, he still figures to find himself back on the bench on Wednesday.
Bay expected to get final spot over Wells | 03/28/2013 9:42 PM
NewsThe Mariners are expected to carry Jason Bay as their final outfielder over Casper Wells.
ImpactGeneral manager Jack Zduriencik insisted Thursday that no final decision had been made, but the club tipped its hand when it left Wells behind to play in minor league games while it brought Bay to Mesa to play against the Cubs. Bay singled in one of his two at-bats Thursday and is hitting .327 with two homers this spring. Wells is out of options, so he will either be traded or will have to pass through waivers in order to report to Triple-A.
Bay to play center field for M's on Thursday | 03/21/2013 5:48 PM
NewsJason Bay will start in center field for the Mariners on Thursday night.
ImpactThe Mariners are just testing Bay's versatility in case they carry him on the Opening Day roster over Casper Wells. The 34-year-old has played 40 games in center field during his career, though none since 2005 as a member of the Pirates.
Mariners considering Bay as leadoff man | 03/13/2013 2:41 PM
NewsThe Mariners are looking at Jason Bay as a possible leadoff option.
ImpactYou read that right, the same Jason Bay who batted just .165/.237/.299 in 215 plate appearances last season. The 34-year-old has never hit leadoff in his career, but Mariners manager Eric Wedge is pleased with the quality of his at-bats this spring. Bay is hitting .333/.440/.714 with two homers and four RBI in 25 plate appearances so far this spring and will bat leadoff for the second straight day Wednesday. It probably doesn't hurt to give him as many at-bats as possible as they attempt to determine whether he has truly turned things around.
Bay hits two-run homer in win over Rangers | 03/01/2013 7:40 PM
NewsJason Bay went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and a walk in Friday's 8-6 win over the Rangers.
ImpactIt was Bay's second home run of the spring, an encouraging start as the 34-year-old attempts to win a spot on the M's Opening Day roster. Michael Morse, Michael Saunders and Carlos Peguero also went deep in Friday's victory. For what it's worth, the Mariners lead all MLB teams with 18 homers this spring.
Career Regular Season Statistics
Career Highs (SEASON)
|At Bats||599||2005 (Pit)|
|Triples||6||2 times-last: 2010 (NYN)|
|Home Runs||36||2009 (Bos)|
|Total Bases||335||2005 (Pit)|
|Extra-Base Hits||82||2005 (Pit)|
|Runs Batted In||119||2009 (Bos)|
|Base on Balls||102||2006 (Pit)|
|Times on Base||284||2005 (Pit)|
|Stolen Bases||21||2005 (Pit)|
|Caught Stealing||6||2004 (Pit)|
|Batting Average||.306||2005 (Pit)|
|On Base Percentage||.402||2005 (Pit)|
|Slugging Percentage||.559||2005 (Pit)|