“It could eventually pan out that way,” Terry Collins explained. “I want to see where [Baxter] is when he gets back here.”
Bay is hitting just .170 with five home runs and eight RBI in 106 at-bats this season. He's just 4-for-31 with a home run, two RBI, four walks, and ten strikeouts since returning from the disabled list on July 17.
Meanwhile, Baxter is hitting .333 (21-for-65) with eight RBI during his minor league rehab assignment. He is expected to rejoin the Mets at the beginning of the week.