Ike Davis
1B FA
4 months ago

Davis has transitioned from first base to pitching and has made three appearances for the Dodgers' rookie-level Arizona League affiliate, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports. He's tossed 2.2 scoreless innings, giving up one hit and three walks while striking out five batters.

EDGE Analysis

The Mets looked like they had a long-term solution at first base after Davis crushed 32 home runs for New York as a 25-year-old in 2012, but a subsequent downturn in his power production coupled with injuries and an inability to solve left-handed pitching ultimately stunted his development. After bouncing around six different organizations the last four seasons and showing little improvement with his hitting with the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate at Oklahoma City in 2017, the now-30-year-old Davis decided to try his hand at pitching again after having previously served as a closer for Arizona State during his amateur career. The early returns from the mound have been encouraging for Davis, who has pitching in his bloodlines -- his father, Ron, was a reliever for 11 years in the big leagues. The lefty still has a long way to go before surfacing again in the majors, but given his existing familiarity with pitching from his college days, Davis' learning curve may be shorter than what most position-players-turned-pitchers experience.

Ike Davis
1B FA
11 months ago

Davis signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers on Friday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

EDGE Analysis

The former Met has bounced around in recent years with stints with the Pirates, A's, and Yankees in the past three years. He played just eight games with the Yankees last season, collecting three hits and five strikeouts in 14 at-bats. Given that the Dodgers have Adrian Gonzalez and a handful of viable fill-ins at first base on the active roster, Davis appears destined to stick in the minors for much of the season.

Ike Davis
1B FA
1 year ago

Davis was released by the Yankees on Wednesday, Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media reports.

EDGE Analysis

Over the last 10 days, Davis had gone just 5-for-32 with 12 strikeouts at Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre, bringing his batting average down to .248 for the season. At 29 years old and a career MLB batting average of .239, Davis doesn't offer much upside to a team. If he's signed, it's likely that he'll simply provide additional depth at first base for a minor league affiliate.

Ike Davis
1B FA
1 year ago

Davis was outrighted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Saturday, Brendan Kuty of the Star-Ledger reports.

EDGE Analysis

This move was a result of Mark Teixeira being activated from the DL. If Davis clears waivers he will head to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Mets started Davis for a stretch in mid-June, but the veteran went just 3-for-14 with five K's. They have opted to leave Rob Refsnyder with backup duties at first.

Ike Davis
1B FA
1 year ago

Davis is not in the lineup Wednesday for the second day in a row.

EDGE Analysis

Davis started at first base four times in a five-game stretch last week, but it appears the Yankees have turned back to Rob Refsnyder at first base, as he will start Wednesday for the second day in a row. Neither player figures to see much action when Mark Teixeira returns to action in the near future, but one of them will likely slot in as Teixeira's backup.

Ike Davis
1B FA
1 year ago

Davis is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Davis had been locked into a strict platoon at first base with Rob Refsnyder after signing with the Yankees, but he'll head to the bench Tuesday despite the right-handed Chad Bettis being scheduled to pitch for Colorado. The 29-year-old has hit just .214 with his new club and may be at risk of seeing a further drop in playing time -- or losing his roster spot completely -- with Mark Teixeira slated to return from the DL on Saturday.

Ike Davis
1B FA
1 year ago

Davis is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins, Newsday's Erik Boland reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis started two straight games against right-handers upon joining the Yankees, but he will give way to Rob Refsnyder at first base Friday with lefty Pat Dean due up for Minnesota. It appears Davis and Refsnyder will be deployed in a platoon at the position for at least a week while Mark Teixeira (knee) works his way back.

Ike Davis
1B FA
2 years ago

Davis is in the lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Rockies, Brendan Kuty of New Jersey Advance Media reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis will make his first start as a Yankee on Wednesday. The first baseman will bat seventh. In the minors, Davis slashed a decent .268/.350/.437 in 142 at-bats.

Ike Davis
1B FA
2 years ago

Davis has signed a Major League deal with the Yankees, MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis was released from his minor-league deal with the Rangers on Sunday, and it didn't take long for the power-hitting first baseman to find a new home. The 29-year-old owned a .351 wOBA through 39 games at Triple-A Round Rock this year, and will provide New York with much-needed corner infield depth. Look for a corresponding roster move to be announced in the near future.

Ike Davis
1B FA
2 years ago

Davis was released from his minor-league contract with the Rangers on Sunday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis inked a minor-league contract with the Rangers in February with the hope that an opening would arrive for the big-league club, but it never materialized, despite the fact that the 29-year-old hit a respectable .268/.350/.437 in 142 at-bats at Triple-A. The first baseman shouldn't have trouble finding a minor-league deal elsewhere, but it's uncertain if he'll get another shot in the majors in 2016.