Former Zag Bay parts with Mets

Former Zag Bay parts with Mets

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets celebrates a home run with teammates against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on September 22, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 28 at 4:52 PM

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.

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