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Mets | Ike Davis making changes to swing

New York Mets 1B Ike Davis is in the process of making changes to his swing with hitting coach George Greer and manager Wally Backman at Triple-A Las Vegas, and Davis went 2-for-2 with three walks Wednesday, June 19. "They say he's made real good strides," manager Terry Collins said. "They're trying to calm the hitch down -- not have it so big. They're trying to keep his upper body back, behind the baseball a little bit more -- keep his head in a little bit better. His stride had got him to where he's lunging. They've got him on the plate a little bit better. They're keeping his front hip in, instead of having it fly, which sometimes can cause the shoulders to come off the ball. The grip of the bat has helped him free up his hands a little bit -- more toward your fingers and less toward your palm." Davis is hitting .258 with a .439 on-base percentage in nine games with Vegas. There is no timetable for Davis to return to the Mets, however.

Fantasy Tip: It's nice to see Davis finally making mechanical adjustments at the plate to combat his awful slump. We'll have to watch to see if anything works. Don't expect the Mets to bring him back up anytime soon, though; Collins said he'll have to be producing for that to happen. If Davis' adjustments stick and produce results, consider adding him.

2013-06-20 14:44:01 | Source: - Adam Rubin

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