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TC: Torres day-to-day, plus Bay's rehab plan

Terry Collins said Andres Torres (back) is day-to-day.

Torres visited with doctors on Friday.

“He still feels it, but not enough to go on the DL,” Collins said.

Collins said it’s likely Torres won’t be available during the Mets’ three-game weekend series against the Cubs.

• Collins also said Jason Bay (concussion) will do a couple days of batting practice, running and defensive drills at the team’s spring training complex before participating in rehab games for Class A St. Lucie.

The Mets hope Bay starts playing for St. Lucie on Sunday. The plan is for Bay to play two or three games there, then head to Triple-A Buffalo for a few more rehab games before returning to the majors.

“When he comes back, we will insert him in the lineup, and hopefully he’ll be ready to get himself back on track,” Collins said. “We certainly need his bat in the lineup.”

• Collins was concerned when Phillies utility man Mike Fontenot collided into Josh Thole while trying to score Thursday night. Thole has had two concussions before.

“The one thing he’s doing now is leaving his mask on, so he’s got a little bit more protection than he did, so I think that will help Josh a lot,” Collins said.

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