Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:02:41 -0700
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis (calf) and OF Lucas Duda (knee) both received at-bats in a minor league game Friday, March 14. Neither player ran after making contact, however, with Davis going 1-for-3 with two walks and Duda going 0-for-4 with a walk. Davis said his calf is weak due to "a little bit of atrophy," and he plans to wear compression socks on both legs to keep them warm. Both players will get more minor league at-bats Saturday, March 15.
Fantasy Tip: Neither player has emerged as a favorite over the other to make the roster due to these injuries. Davis is probably the better low-investment purchase late in very deep leagues, but his delay in camp has tempered any excitement for a bounce-back season.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:00:51 -0700
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis (ankle) hasn't tried running to test how his right calf strain has come along. This has delayed the timetable given by Terry Collins, who said Davis could be serving as designated hitter in minor-league play as soon as Thursday, March 13. Davis will test the injury Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Regardless, Davis' availability for the start of the season is looking shaky, as he's been wearing a walking boot lately. Lucas Duda could benefit in the short term, or perhaps longer if he proves worthy of the role on his own.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:50:29 -0700
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis (calf) could serve as the designated hitter by this weekend, according to manager Terry Collins. Davis hasn't played for a week and is now wearing a walking boot on his right foot due to a calf strain. "When he did it, he tried to play. He thought it was something that was going to go away in two days," Collins said. "And here we are five days out, it's just not getting better very fast. So it's a little bit of a concern. The trainers did say, 'Look, he feels better.' The boot, as we all know, is a precaution. It does help the healing process."
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:29:32 -0700
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis (calf) has a walking boot on his right leg. There's no timetable for his return.
Fantasy Tip: He still has plenty of time to be ready for the season.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:31:36 -0800
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis (calf) is not expected to be ready to play in the team's Grapefruit League spring game Sunday, March 9, against the Atlanta Braves. He has not appeared in a spring game since Sunday, March 2.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:54:33 -0800
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis (calves) played in an intrasquad game without running Thursday, March 6, but said it's too soon for him to play in a spring game. He's been dealing with cranky calves. "I think I did something in the weight room where I was lifting. And I kind of weakened them," Davis said. "And then in the game it just tightened up. That's the thing -- it wasn't painful. It just felt tight. And then the next day they were obviously a lot tighter than I thought they were going to be."
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:36:31 -0800
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis (calves), SS Ruben Tejada (hamstring) and OF Eric Young Jr. (side) are all expected to play Tuesday, March 4.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:26:24 -0800
New York Mets manager Terry Collins has noticed that 1B Ike Davis' swing looks better. "He got so fly-ball crazy that he created such a huge uppercut," Collins said about 2013, when Davis found himself demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas. "He created holes. Those holes aren't there right now -- at least they haven't been in batting practice. His bat path is much-improved." Davis had a home run in the game Friday, Feb. 28.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:20:36 -0800
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis (oblique) hid an oblique injury from the team last season. Davis said it was around the time the team was thinking about sending him down, and he didn't want them to think he was using the oblique as an excuse or inventing an injury. Davis said the injury began when he began taking extra batting practice to break out of an early season slump.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:15:31 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles remain interested in New York Mets 1B Ike Davis.