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Jason Bay | Outfielder

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/20/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Gonzaga
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Jason 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.
Bay had been considering an offer 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. Jan 11 - 4:17 PM

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Greg Johns of MLB.com hears that Jason Bay could sign with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Central League.

Bay 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.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 10:35:00 AM

Jason Bay is unsure whether he'll play in 2014.

Bay 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.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 08:35:00 AM

Mariners released OF Jason Bay.

Bay 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.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 02:32:00 PM

Mariners designated OF Jason Bay for assignment.

Bay 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.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 01:58:00 PM

Jason Bay homered and walked three times against the Cubs on Friday.

Bay 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.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 02:06:00 AM

Jason Bay said Thursday that his tight hamstring feels "10 times better" and he expects to return in a day or two.

Bay 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.
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 07:27:00 PM

Jason Bay is nursing a sore hamstring.

Bay 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.
Mon, Jun 17, 2013 10:20:00 PM

Jason Bay hit a pair of solo homers in Saturday's loss to the Twins.

Well, how about that. Bay now has eight home runs through 117 at-bats, which matches his total from all of last 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.
Sat, Jun 1, 2013 04:45:00 PM

Jason Bay went 2-for-3 and hit a walkoff single in the 13th inning of Sunday's win against the Rangers.

Bay 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.
Sun, May 26, 2013 09:40:00 PM

Jason Bay will bat leadoff for the first time in his career Friday night against the Angels.

You read that correctly. The Mariners 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.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 06:07:00 PM

Jason Bay went 2-for-3 with a two-run single and a run scored Thursday against the Angels.

Bay 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.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 01:02:00 AM

Jason Bay homered, singled and walked off the bench Tuesday against the Astros.

Bay 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.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 02:00:00 AM

The Mariners are expected to carry Jason Bay as their final outfielder over Casper Wells.

General 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.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 09:42:00 PM

Jason Bay will start in center field for the Mariners on Thursday night.

The 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.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 05:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Chris Taylor
2Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Endy Chavez
CF1Austin Jackson
2Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Denorfia
DH1Kendrys Morales
2Corey Hart
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Chris Young
5Roenis Elias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Brandon Maurer
4Yoervis Medina
5Charlie Furbush
6Tom Wilhelmsen
7Joe Beimel
8Dominic Leone