Mets OF Jason Bay making progress

NEW YORK (AP) Jason Bay says he hopes to return right after the All-Star break from his second concussion in two years.

He ramped up his rehabilitation Tuesday before the New York Mets played the Philadelphia Phillies, running and throwing on the field and hitting some soft tosses in the cage. He hopes to head to Port St. Lucie on Thursday.

Out since June 16, Bay says he’s been symptom-free for 10 days. He says because he has felt good he is frustrated by the slow process of increasing the workouts. But he understands the protocol for concussions after sustaining a head injury that kept him out the final two months of the 2010 season.

Bay also missed six weeks this season with a broken rib.

He is hitting .187 with four homers and six RBIs this year.

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Updated Tuesday, Jul 3, 2012