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Ike Davis said Monday that he has yet to undergo an MRI on his right calf.
Davis is now wearing a walking boot in order to keep his right leg immobilized and speed up the healing process. While he hasn't undergone an MRI yet, he expects one will happen eventually. Davis still hopes to get two weeks of at-bats prior to the start of the season, but a trip to the disabled list is possible if he fails to make progress. In that scenario, the Mets would likely platoon Lucas Duda and Josh Satin at first base.
Ike Davis 1B NYM 9 Hrs
Ike Davis (calf) is now wearing a walking boot on his right leg.
Davis has been sidelined for the past week due to right calf tightness and apparently hasn't seen much improvement. We haven't seen much of a battle for the first base job so far this spring, as Lucas Duda is sidelined with hamstring tightness.
Ike Davis 1B NYM 2 Days
Ike Davis (calf) and Lucas Duda (left hamstring) won't be ready to return to Grapefruit League action on Sunday, according to Mets skipper Terry Collins.
Neither has appeared in a game since Monday. "I'd rather have them out in the first half of spring training rather than the last half," Mets GM Sandy Alderson said. "We've got lots of time left."
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Ike Davis (calf) participated in Thursday's scrimmage but did not run after making contact.
Davis is still nursing some calf tightness. The good news for him is that Lucas Duda -- Davis' competition for starting first base duties -- has been hobbled all week by a hamstring injury. The duel will likely go down to the wire, unless of course a trade cuts it short.
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Ike Davis was scratched from the Mets' Grapefruit League lineup on Monday due to calf tightness.
It's a road game at the Braves' spring complex at Disney and the Mets don't want to risk turning something minor into something major. Davis should be back in action by the middle of this week. He's competing with Lucas Duda for starting first base duties.
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Ike Davis lashed out Monday at a report suggesting he hid an oblique injury from the Mets in 2013.
"You made it look like an excuse," Davis said, directly addressing the article's author. "It's an excuse. It shouldn't have been a story anyway. ... It's just an overblown thing. Everyone has injuries and then they get hurt. So it was pointless to write an article. I sucked last year because I sucked." Whatever the case, this ugly situation could further motivate the Mets to trade the underperforming first baseman. The Orioles and Pirates are known to have interest.
Ike Davis 1B NYM 14 Days
Ike Davis acknowledged this weekend that he hid an oblique injury from Mets officials last season.
"I thought about saying, 'Hey, I would like to take a couple of weeks off, because I'm not feeling great,'" Davis said. "But then the timing was bad and it was when I was getting sent down. It would have been a great time, but it looks bad and I just can't say that." Adam Rubin of ESPN New York surmises that this admission might not sit well with the Mets' front office and could accelerate trade talks. The Orioles and Pirates are among the teams that have expressed interest in Davis this winter.
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Mets manager Terry Collins said that Ike Davis has "really quieted down" his swing.
"His swing is absolutely different than it was last year," Collins said. "He's really quieted down all the action he had at home plate. He knows he needed to do it. The batting practices are outstanding." Davis has always had a big hitch in the load of his swing and is apparently, at the very least, trying to lessen it. It's no surprise that the first baseman is open to altering his approach after a season where he hit just .205/.326/.334 with nine homers over 103 games.