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.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:38:34 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates are still monitoring a trade for New York Mets 1B Ike Davis this spring, and it appears that they have given up on free-agent DH Kendrys Morales.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:14:03 -0800
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis watched video in the offseason and believes he fixed a mechanical issue with his leg that caused his hands to drop in the batter's box. Also, Davis started hitting last November as opposed to January in an effort to avoid his typical early-season slumps.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:05:52 -0800
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday, Feb. 12, that 1B Ike Davis will see plenty of at-bats during Grapefruit League spring training games. "I think it's very, very important to try to get him in midseason form when the season starts. A lot of guys leave spring training and have 50, 60 at-bats. I might get him 80 to 100 this spring just to make sure he's ready to go when we start," Collins said. Over the past three seasons, Davis has averaged 56.3 spring at-bats.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:58:08 -0800
New York Mets OF Lucas Duda feels faster after taking part in a team conditioning camp this offseason, and he said he's lost five or 10 pounds to weigh in at around 255 pounds. "I changed the diet up a little bit," Duda said. "Hopefully it will keep me healthy through the season." Duda's increased agility could have an effect on the competition at first base with 1B Ike Davis this spring. If Davis isn't traded, Duda is likely to be a bench player or part-time outfielder or in the minors.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:28:43 -0800
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said it's "likely" that one of either 1B Ike Davis or OF Lucas Duda is in the minors to start the year if both remain a part of the team in 2014.