SAN FRANCISCO -- The Mets had only three healthy outfielders on their roster for Tuesday's game against the Giants, due to injuries to Jason Bay and Andres Torres.
Torres, who injured his right thumb during Monday's first-base collision with Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, underwent an X-ray -- which came up negative -- and an MRI. The tests were being sent to New York for review, with manager Terry Collins suspecting ligament damage for Torres.
Bay's injury was less serious. The outfielder fouled a ball off his left shin, which swelled up overnight. Collins did not rule out using either player in Tuesday's game, though Torres said he could not swing.
"I believe it's more the tendons and ligaments than it is the bone," Collins said.
With those two absent, the Mets proceeded Tuesday with an outfield alignment of Scott Hairston in left field, Jordany Valdespin in center and Mike Baxter in right.