Ike Davis 1B OAK 2 weeks ago

Davis (back) will serve as a designated hitter in one of the Athletics' split-squad games Friday, Joe Stilich of CSN California reports.

Davis suffered back spasms nearly a week ago, and has been on the road to recovery since. Following a batting cage session Sunday, he finally has a scheduled spot in the lineup. While his return will take longer than initially expected, it shouldn't impact his availability for Opening Day barring a setback.

Ike Davis 1B OAK 2 weeks ago

Davis (back) could return to spring training action Wednesday, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Davis has been battling back spasms since early last week, but manager Bob Melvin said he hopes to get the first-baseman into a start Wednesday prior to the team's off day Thursday.

Ike Davis 1B OAK 2 weeks ago

Davis (back) is hitting in the batting cage on Sunday and should be back in the lineup in a few days,

reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

The back injury has kept Davis out longer than originally planned, but he should still have plenty of time to get ready for the season as long as he doesn't suffer any further setbacks.

Ike Davis 1B OAK 3 weeks ago

Davis (back) will be out until at least Sunday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

Davis' back spasms occurred prior to Monday's game, and it will keep him out for a little while at least. Spasms can resurface throughout the year randomly, so it's worth weighing the risk when looking at him as a potential pick in deep leagues.

Ike Davis 1B OAK 3 weeks ago

Davis will miss Wednesday's game with back spasms,

reports John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Davis is scheduled to play on Thursday, so the injury does not appear to be a concern for the team.

Ike Davis 1B OAK 4 months ago

Davis signed a one-year, $3.8 million contract with the A's on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

Davis will command only a $300,000 raise in his second year of arbitration, after slashing just .233/.344/.378 with 11 homers in 143 games between New York and Pittsburgh last season. He'll provide depth at first base for Oakland following last month's trade, behind the likes Brandon Moss (hip), Stephen Vogt (foot) and Billy Butler.

Ike Davis 1B OAK 4 months ago

Davis was traded to the Athletics on Sunday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Davis was moved for international slot money, and will reportedly serve as organizational depth at first base with Brandon Moss, Stephen Vogt and the newly added Billy Butler all options at the position.

Ike Davis 1B OAK 4 months ago

The Pirates designated Davis for assignment Thursday.

This doesn't come as much of a surprise, as Davis' tenure in Pittsburgh was mostly disappointing. After coming over from the Mets in mid-April, Davis hit just .233/.344/.378 with 11 homers and 51 RBI in 131 games. He's been trying to increase his versatility in recent weeks by working in the outfield in Arizona, but the market for Davis may be rather thin.

Ike Davis 1B OAK 5 months ago

Davis has been working in the outfield in Arizona recently to increase his versatility, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports.

The 27-year-old hasn't appeared at any position other than first base in his five-year major league career, but he's been trying his hand in the outfield lately in an attempt to boost his value. Davis is eligible for arbitration this winter, but it's no guarantee the Pirates tender him a contract after he hit .235/.343/.378 with 10 homers in 131 games with the club in 2014.

Ike Davis 1B OAK 6 months ago

Davis (illness) is not in the lineup for the Wild Card game against the Giants.

Davis had to leave the Pirates' regular season finale with flu-like symptoms, presumably the same issue that is holding him out of Wednesday's game. He's on the roster so he may be available off the bench, but Gabby Sanchez will get the start in first in his place, batting seventh.