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Davis is out of the lineup Friday against the Reds due to flu-like symptoms, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Davis is being kept away from his teammates to avoid passing around the bug with the postseason looming. Gaby Sanchez will start at first base in his place and bat seventh for the Pirates.

Ike Davis 1B OAK 3 Months

Davis is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Braves.

After starting the last three days at first base, Davis will take a seat as the Pirates go with Gaby Sanchez in his place.

Ike Davis 1B OAK 3 Months

Davis is out of the lineup Friday against the Brewers.

Davis will sit in favor of Gaby Sanchez at first base in Game 1 of the Brewers series, after starting the final two against Boston. With just a .200/.342/.333 so far this month, Davis may be in danger of losing out on additional time to the likes Sanchez and Andrew Lambo over the final week of the regular season.

Ike Davis 1B OAK 3 Months

Davis is out of the lineup again Saturday against the Cubs.

Davis will sit for the second straight day as the Cubs send their second left-handed pitcher to the mound in Felix Doubront. With the right-handed Jacob Turner on tap for the Cubs on Sunday, Davis will likely rejoin the lineup at first base.

Ike Davis 1B OAK 3 Months

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 OAK 4 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 OAK 4 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 OAK 4 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 OAK 4 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 OAK 4 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.