The Pirates spoke to the Mets about trading for first baseman Ike Davis, a source told the Tribune-Review on Tuesday.

Davis is a left-handed hitter who has shown a blend of power and on-base skills throughout his career. If acquired, he would presumably platoon with Gaby Sanchez at first base.

First base is an area the Pirates are trying to upgrade via trade or free agency this offseason. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington acknowledged Saturday that the Pirates were interested in James Loney, a left-handed first baseman, who signed with Tampa Bay last week.