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Mets 1B Ike Davis concealed oblique injury last season

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Ike Davis was injured last season, but he never told the Mets.
Ike Davis was injured last season, but he never told the Mets. (USATSI)

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Mets first baseman Ike Davis is coming off a pretty terrible season that included a demotion to the minors. And, apparently, it also included an oblique injury that no one else knew about.

Sunday, the New York Post broke the story and on Monday Davis himself confirmed it while also saying the injury had nothing to do with his poor performance.

"It's just an overblown thing," Davis said (via the Associated Press). "Everyone has injuries and then they get hurt. So it was pointless to write an article. I sucked last year because I sucked. It's not because I had an injury. You always have injuries. And now it just looks bad. I didn't want the article to come out, and it did."

I sucked because I sucked is the clubhouse leader for my favorite quote of the spring.

Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed that Davis didn't tell the ballclub.

In 103 games with the big-league Mets, Davis hit .205/.326/.334 (89 OPS+) with nine homers and 33 RBI. He hit .267/.429/.443 in July and August with more walks (38) than strikeouts (35), though.

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