Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:09:30 -0800
Oakland Athletics DH Billy Butler will serve as the designated hitter this year against right-handed pitchers, and he'll also play some first base against lefties. 1B Ike Davis will be the primary first baseman against righties, but 1B Mark Canha could also see some time at the position.
Fantasy Tip: Butler's move to O.co Coliseum likely won't be good for his power numbers after he clubbed only nine homers last year in KC in 151 games. Butler also saw a career low average of .271. He's not very intriguing for mixed league owners at a position that is ripe with power. Davis' platoon problems likely make him strictly an AL-only commodity.
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 13:43:03 -0800
Oakland Athletics 1B Ike Davis (illness) said he's feeling stronger this year than he has the last few years that he dealt with Valley Fever. "Valley fever is a nightmare," Davis said. "You have no energy, no nothing. It was definitely a weird one. It's supposed to go away on its own, but when I had an X-ray last year, it showed I still had it. I'm hoping that's over and done with." There's no guarantee that Davis will get 500-600 at-bats this year, though. Right now, Davis is slated to start against left-handed pitchers, with DH Billy Butler playing first against righties.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:01:15 -0800
Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics 1B Ike Davis avoided arbitration with the team by signing a one-year, $3.8 million deal Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:43:06 -0800
Oakland Athletics 1B Ike Davis and RP Fernando Rodriguez both agreed to undisclosed one-year deals Tuesday, Dec. 2. Also, the A's neglected to tender contracts to 1B Kyle Blanks and OF Andrew Brown, making them free agents.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:31:36 -0800
The Oakland Athletics acquired 1B Ike Davis from the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, Nov. 23. The A's sent the Pirates international bonus slot No. 27 and received No. 86, meaning Oakland can spend about $270,000 less for amateur players from Latin America. Athletics OF Andrew Brown was designated for assignment.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:06:33 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Ike Davis was designated for assignment Thursday, Nov. 20.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 23:53:32 -0800
Speculation has Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Ike Davis being moved in the offseason, as the team is giving extra work to 3B Pedro Alvarez at first base. Davis has worked in the outfield to expand his versatility.
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:50:43 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen has indicated he wants to stay with the team past the end of his contract in 2018 and wants to remain with the Pirates for his career. McCutchen does want a championship-caliber club surrounding him, and he suggested the first-base platoon of 1B Ike Davis and 1B Gary Sanchez caused more problems than intended.
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:17:25 -0700
The Miami Marlins could have interest in Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Ike Davis, according to multiple sources.
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 07:10:41 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Ike Davis (illness) was not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 26, because he was dealing with flu-like symptoms.