As expected, the Mets have placed Jason Bay on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion. Justin Turner has been activated from the disabled list after a brief rehab stint at Triple-A Buffalo. Hat tip to the Mets for breaking the story:
The #Mets announced today that they placed outfielder Jason Bay on the 7-Day Disabled List with a concussion.— New York Mets (@Mets) June 16, 2012
The #Mets returned infielder Justin Turner from his rehabilitation assignment and reinstated him from the 15-Day Disabled List.— New York Mets (@Mets) June 16, 2012
Added by Eric: Turner was hitting .269/.315/.343 (OPS+ of 85, or 15% worse than average) in 73 plate appearances before he went on the disabled list, splitting time between all four infield positions. Those who think Turner really shines in clutch situations will appreciate his .438/.444/.550 mark with runners in scoring position, but skeptics will point out the scant eighteen plate appearances accounting for that batting line.
Is it a small sample mirage? Turner is a career .251/.324/.341 hitter overall (600 plate appearances) and a .341/.452/.468 hitter with runners in scoring position (155 plate appearances). Now, a fifth of a season hardly qualifies as definitive, but in the opportunities he's been given — which is all we have by which to judge him — Turner has certainly been a better hitter in RBI situations.