Jason Bay could start season on DL

Updated: March 29, 2011, 5:14 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

VIERA, Fla. -- Some of the New York Mets' final roster decisions are being made for them.

Outfielder Jason Bay was scratched from Tuesday's Grapefruit League game with a strained intercostal muscle in his left rib cage and could start the season on the disabled list.

General manager Sandy Alderson said a DL decision could wait until shortly before the Thursday 11 a.m. ET deadline.

"We will have a move or two that we don't make until the very end," Alderson said.

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