Head trainer Nick Paparesta says Ike Davis (hip surgery yesterday) should be ready by Spring Training.
Athletics Nation "The Oakland Athletics activated left-handed reliever Sean Doolittle from the 60-day disabled list after several strong relief outings with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds ahead of Saturday night's Star Wars Fireworks night game. To clear space on the active roster, right-handed reliever Dan Otero..." August 22
Ike Davis will have season-ending left hip surgery.
Hardball Talk "Oakland has placed first baseman Ike Davis on the disabled list with a strained left hip. Davis hasn’t cracked a .750 OPS since 2012, but he showed some flashes of good production during that time and was decent for the Mets and Pirates last year. For the A’s he’s been more valuable as a mop-up..." August 19
New York Post "Ike Davis is going to be looking for a job soon. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington did not definitively say Davis would not receive a contract before Dec. 2 – the date by which all unsigned players on the 40-man roster must be tendered. But put two and two together. He said the strong..." November 13
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Manager Clint Hurdle spent part of his off day this week tinkering with the Pirates lineup. He came up with one change no manager before him ever has: Ike Davis in the two-hole. "His comment was funny. He said, 'I always felt like I could hit second,' " said Hurdle. "I think he wanted to say..." May 01
ESPN "The Ike Davis saga is over in New York. The New York Mets traded the enigmatic first baseman to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, in exchange for right-handed reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named later. The deal was announced just a few minutes prior to the Mets' game against the..." April 19
ESPN "Sandy Alderson has started to approach teams with whom he had talks during the winter to see if there is any existing trade interest in Ike Davis, a source familiar with that renewed dialogue told ESPNNewYork.com. Davis (right calf) has not appeared in a Grapefruit League game in more than two..." March 18
Hardball Talk "Matt Ehalt reports that Ike Davis now has a walking boot on his right leg. Davis has been sidelined with right calf tightness for a week. Walking boots tend not to suggest that the matter is improving. Between Davis’ calf and Lucas Duda’s hamstring barking, it would seem that the frontrunner..." March 10
New York Post "Ike Davis concealed an oblique injury from Mets officials for most of last season because of bad timing and the fact he was struggling and didn’t want to surrender his spot in the lineup, the beleaguered first baseman told The Post on Sunday. Ultimately, his season concluded on Aug. 31 in..." February 24
Hardball Talk "The Pirates got an underwhelming .768 OPS from the first base position in 2013 and lost Justin Morneau this winter to free agency. If the 2014 season started today, Gaby Sanchez and his .258/.337/.417 career batting line would be Pittsburgh’s primary option at baseball’s most premium offensive..." February 18
New York Post "Against all odds, Ike Davis is ready to begin his fifth spring training with the Mets. The beleaguered first baseman admitted Friday he couldn’t have seen this coming during an offseason in which the organization was open about its willingness to trade him and hand the position to Lucas..." February 15
New York Daily News "The Mets “really screwed up” and “backed themselves into a corner” this winter with the way they’ve handled potentially trading Ike Davis, the player’s father says. But, Ron Davis, the former Yankee pitcher, also believes the relationship between player and team is not irreparably broken. His..." January 22
#Mets avoid arbitration with Ike Davis. Will pay him $3.5M in 2014.
MLB.com "Awkwardness, Sandy Alderson said, should not exist in Mets camp this spring -- not even under the increasingly likely scenario that both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda are in the clubhouse together, battling for the starting first-base job. To that end, Alderson spoke with Davis last month at David..." January 11
ESPN "Sandy Alderson spoke with Ike Davis at David Wright's wedding in late December. And the GM indicated Davis is not unnerved about all the trade chatter. "He was in a good mood," Alderson told MLB.com. "I don't think any of this talk over the winter has bothered him. I think he's anxious to get..." January 09
ESPN "Can anyone say awkward? Mets insiders now expect Ike Davis will be in spring training with the team in Port St. Lucie, Fla. -- while cautioning they are willing to reengage the Pittsburgh Pirates or Milwaukee Brewers or any other club in search of a first baseman in trade talks in the six weeks..." January 05
Newark Star-Ledger "he New Year is approaching and Ike Davis is still a member of the Mets. But his bosses are still shopping him with hopes of clearing the club’s logjam at first base. The Mets, continuing discussions with various teams seeking a first baseman, offered Davis to the Orioles for left-handed..." January 01
Sporting News "The New York Mets continue to shop first baseman Ike Davis as they try to solve the problem of having Davis and Lucas Duda, two similar players, available at first base. The team recently tried to swing a deal with the Baltimore Orioles to get left-handed pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez,..." December 27
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "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..." December 18
brewers-mets meeting on ike davis. milwaukee needs a real 1B. loney also still on board. hou pitt tb also seek 1B.
Hardball Talk "The Mariners took two first baseman off the board earlier today by agreeing to a deal with Corey Hart and acquiring Logan Morrison from the Marlins. Could Mets’ first baseman Ike Davis be the next domino to fall? While nothing appears to be imminent, Jim Duquette of MLB Network Radio reports..." December 11
If #Brewers find out they're not signing Hart, sound positioned to move quickly on Ike Davis. Have done extensive background work on him.
ESPN "Ike Davis, who appears fairly likely to get dealt this winter, said he has no burning desire to bolt Flushing. "I just want a chance to play," Davis told MLB.com. "Honestly, I've loved my time with the Mets. I'm still a Met right now and I don't want to get traded. But that part of the game is..." November 21
CBS Sports "There appears to be decent trade interest in Ike Davis despite his awful 2013 season. The Astros, Orioles, Rays, Brewers and Rockies all have checked in as the Mets field offers. Milwaukee may prefer re-signing its own guy Corey Hart, however. The Mets appear set to go with Lucas Duda..." November 13
CBS Sports "According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the Mets are "leaning strongly toward" shopping first baseman Ike Davis instead of Lucas Duda. As many as "four or five teams" have interest. The Mets and Brewers did discuss a possible trade involving Davis, but the talks didn't go..." November 11
New York Daily News "This World Series -- or, as Mets fans seem to regard it, the annoying partition blocking you from the offseason you’ve long been waiting for -- will end either tonight or tomorrow, but the New York baseball reader should not expect immediate hot stove action. The Mets are looking to trade..." October 30
New York Post "The Mets still have not had the ultimate Ike Davis conversation. The one multiple members of the organization told me will be held at season’s end when a group will advise Sandy Alderson on the tough decision about what to do next with the first baseman. And really don’t kid yourself about how..." September 04
Newark Star-Ledger "As Ike Davis was slowly climbing out of his season-long struggles he kept feeling a slight tug on the right side of his torso the sign of a barking oblique muscle. Saturday night what Davis described as chronic soreness gave way to a stabbing pain after he hit a sacrifice fly during the Mets’..." September 01
New York Post "The question now is whether Ike Davis can deliver more in his second major league stint this season than he did in his first. The Mets first baseman was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas last night and will join the major league team in Milwaukee today, general manager Sandy Alderson confirmed...." July 05
Source says Ike Davis returning to #Mets. More coming to ESPN New York:
New York Post "Ike Davis wasn’t happy he was passed over by the Mets for promotion on Sunday, but yesterday he received the prize behind Door No. 2: Pacific Coast League Player of the Week. The first baseman won the award after batting .474 with four homers in six games at Triple-A Las Vegas last..." June 25
Sounds like there's a fair chance Ike would return after White Sox series. #Mets face 2 lefties in Chicago.
North Jersey "If Ike Davis had been sent to the minor leagues last season by the Mets, he would have gotten off the plane in Buffalo, N.Y. That's where the team's Class AAA affiliate was in 2012. Davis, his .161 batting average an eyesore the Mets no longer wanted to view, was sent down to the minors last..." June 18
North Jersey "No one knows a son’s swing like his father. And if Ike Davis ever needed help, it is now. So when Ron Davis’ desperately slumping son comes to Arizona next week with the Mets’ Class AAA affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s, he will be there to throw him batting practice. He understands all too..." June 12
New York Post "It was just about 100 degrees in the afternoon sun at Cashman Field yesterday when Ike Davis took his first early batting practice as a minor leaguer since 2010. Such is the new reality for the first baseman, who was sent down to Triple-A Las Vegas by the Mets Sunday night. “It’s not a good..." June 12
New York Post "The Mets couldn’t wait any longer. Being unable to win even one game on consecutive weekends against the majors’ worst team demanded action, so the Mets responded by doing the following Sunday: Removing three players who were failing in favor of three players who already had failed for them...." June 11
New York Post "The Mets are hoping Ike Davis’ demotion solves his hitting woes. But, in the short term, there are many questions to answer. Here are four regarding his demotion: Davis’ plan is pretty simple. “I’m going to go down and work hard and figure out my swing,” Davis told The Post yesterday. He..." June 11
New York Daily News "Ike Davis better hope what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas, because that is exactly where he is heading. It finally became too much for even the general manager to watch. With his team bumbling through two straight extra-inning losses to arguably the worst team in baseball, Sandy..." June 10
New York Post "Ike Davis is starting to show signs he can again be a productive player for the Mets. After nearly getting demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday, the first baseman capped his week with a two-run homer in the Mets’ 11-6 loss to the Marlins yesterday. Davis, who finished with two hits and..." June 03
New York Post "Late last night when Ike Davis was asked about getting his offense going heading into tonight’s game at Yankee Stadium with its short right field porch, the Mets’ struggling first baseman pointed out an interesting fact. “I’ve never hit a home run in Yankee Stadium,” he said. “Honestly I just..." May 29
New York Post "There was so much talk about frustration and losing and bouncing back in every corner of the Mets’ world before they took the national stage last night against the Braves. But there was one other talk and it came in a dugout huddle with general manager Sandy Alderson, manager Terry Collins, COO..." May 27
Newark Star-Ledger "One of the most memorable aspects of a mostly forgettable first baseman named Tim Harkness was a Polo Grounds-produced banner in the early days of the Mets. ‘’Hit one into the darkness, Harkness,’’ the bedsheet proclaimed. But prodigious homers, let alone average production, were rarely the..." May 26
New York Post "The Mets don’t know whether to hit or stand, fold or go all-in. The floundering team continues to postpone its decision whether to demote Ike Davis, despite his immense struggles at the plate, to its Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas. Before Davis snapped a 1-for-42 skid with an opposite-field..." May 26
New York Post "Well, after adding a golden sombrero to his collection, Ike Davis has to be Las Vegas-bound now, right? The problem for the Mets is, assuming they demote their imploding first baseman to Triple-A, another storm should arrive imminently. Just because that’s the way baseball goes, especially in..." May 25
New York Post "I don't think Ike Davis is a lost cause. It would not surprise me at all if two years from now he were hitting 37 homers, defending at a high level and doing so for, say, the Tampa Bay Rays. Some players excel from Day 1 with little deviation throughout their careers. We tend to call them Hall..." May 25
New York Daily News "It is a bit mystifying as to why Sandy Alderson is taking so long to do what he and everyone else — owners, coaching staff, players and fans around the Mets — know he has to do: get Ike Davis out of here and into the rarefied air of Las Vegas, where he can hopefully clear his head and rediscover..." May 24
New York Post "If the Mets had a slam dunk replacement at first base, Ike Davis might already be the mayor of Sin City. But as the Mets prepare to give the beleaguered Davis another chance — perhaps through this weekend — before deciding if a demotion to Triple-A Las Vegas is applicable, they will consider..." May 24
New York Daily News "Save Ike Davis, Mets brass. Send him down to Triple-A already. Not because he’s batting .147 and not because he’s 1-for-his-last-38. Not because a guy who is supposed to be driving in runs has all of nine RBI this season. Not because he screwed up in the field Wednesday and appears to be..." May 23