Mets, Jason Bay terminate contract a year early

Jason Bay of the New York Mets looks on from the dugout against the Houston Astros on Aug. 28, 2010 at Citi Field in New York City. Bay suffered a concussion earlier in the week while running into the outfield wall in Los Angeles and missed the remainder of the season.
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INDIAN WELLS, Calif. The New York Mets and Jason Bay have agreed to terminate their contract a year early and make the outfielder a free agent.

The 34-year-old Bay was a major disappointment in New York after signing a $65 million, four-year deal. The former All-Star hit .234 in three seasons with 26 homers and 124 RBIs, including a .165 average with eight homers and 20 RBIs this year.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson says "the results weren't there and we are in a results-oriented business."

Bay was owed $16 million for next season and a $3 million buyout of a 2014 option.