Nick Evans cleared waivers, no news on Bay

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Updated at 3:15 pm:

According to MetsBlog’s Rich Coutinho, Sandy Alderson said the team has not yet made a decision on Jason Bay, who is on his way back to Port St. Lucie tonight.

Alderson said the team will lock in their plan for Bay after they speak with him.

Lastly, Lucas Duda was told he will make the team, in the event Bay ends up on the disabled list.

Original Post at 2:45 pm:

Nick Evans cleared waivers and told MetsBlog’s Rich Coutinho he has accepted an assignment to Triple-A Buffalo.

So, I have to think this means Lucas Duda will start in left field on Friday, in the event Jason Bay ends up on the disabled list. This way, Evans can hang in Buffalo, and then be promoted, in the event Duda is totally over matched. To keep Evans now, would be foolish, since he’d have to again go through waivers when Bay is activated.