Jason Bay On Cleveland Indians Radar

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Indians are interested in free agent Jason Bay, a right-handed hitting left fielder who until last week was under a multiyear deal with the Mets.

The Mets made Bay a free agent on Wednesday when they purchased the remaining $21 million left on the four-year, $66 million contract he signed before the 2010 season. Bay’s first three years in New York were ruined by concussions, injuries and poor play.

The Indians have been interested in Bay since his playing days with the Pirates. In fact, one winter they came close to acquiring him in a deal that would have sent Cliff Lee to Pittsburgh.

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