Ike Davis 1B PIT 1 Month

Davis is out of the lineup Friday against the Cubs.

Davis will take a seat for Friday's contest with the left-handed Tsuyoshi Wada on the mound for the Cubs. Gaby Sanchez will man first base in his place and bat sixth for the Pirates.

Ike Davis 1B PIT 2 Months

Davis is out of the lineup Friday against the Cubs, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

Davis has started seven straight games for the Pirates, but will give way to Gaby Sanchez with left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada on the mound for the Cubs. Davis has just a .256 OPS against southpaws this season, so the move makes perfect sense from a statistical standpoint. There's a chance Davis could sit Saturday as well, with another left-hander, Felix Doubront, on the mound.

Ike Davis 1B PIT 2 Months

Davis started his third consecutive game Friday, going 1-for-3 against the Reds.

Davis has hit two monumental blasts in those games and figures to start against righty, Alfredo Simon, on Saturday. Davis has two hits and two walks in nine at-bats against Simon. He's hot right now and deserves merit as a fantasy option.

Ike Davis 1B PIT 2 Months

Davis was 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in the Pirates win over the Cardinals Wednesday.

The home run was his third of the month but he hasn't done much else. He should see a bump in playing time if Pedro Alvarez misses any significant time.

Ike Davis 1B PIT 2 Months

Davis will be on the bench for the fifth straight game Monday against the Cardinals, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

With Pedro Alvarez transitioning over to first base in light of his ongoing defensive struggles at third base, Davis seems destined to see only pinch-hitting duty and the occasional spot start the rest of the season. In an ideal scenario for the Pirates, Davis would at least be one half of a platoon at first base, but even that's not possible since both he and Alvarez are left-handed batters.

Ike Davis 1B PIT 2 Months

Davis is not in the lineup Wednesday vs. the Braves, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Davis will sit for the second time in the series with a left-hander on the mound in Alex Wood. Pedro Alvarez, who started Monday's game at first base instead of his usual third base spot, will also sit out Wednesday, allowing Gaby Sanchez to pick up the rare starting nod.

Ike Davis 1B PIT 2 Months

Davis is out of the lineup Monday vs. the Braves, MLB.com reports.

Davis will give way to Pedro Alvarez at first base Monday, a development that could become more of a trend given the latter's ongoing defensive struggles at third base, as well as Josh Harrison's ascension into an everyday role. Alvarez has offered better power numbers than Davis the last two seasons, but Davis' .354 on-base percentage and strong track record against right-handers may make him the superior option at first base.

Ike Davis 1B PIT 2 Months

Davis delivered his third straight solid start Wednesday, going 1-for-2 with a pair of walks.

While the first baseman has struggled in the power category with Pittsburgh, he's put up a .351 on-base percentage in 2014. Davis has two hits in two career at-bats plus a walk against Thursday starter Max Scherzer.

Ike Davis 1B PIT 2 Months

Davis delivered a pinch-hit RBI double Tuesday against Detroit.

He hit his eighth homer a game early. Davis could lose playing time if the Pirates decide to give fellow left-handed hitting Pedro Alvarez a shot at first base, but Davis needs to right his own ship. He holds a healthy .347 on-base percentage but his .723 OPS in 334 plate appearances leaves much to be desired.

Ike Davis 1B PIT 2 Months

Davis is out of the Pirates' lineup Thursday against the Marlins, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Manager Clint Hurdle has limited Davis' exposure to lefties all season and that won't change anytime soon. Gaby Sanchez will man first base and bat cleanup Thursday against lefty Brian Flynn.