Davis remains the likely starter in left field for the Mets when the regular season begins, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
The delayed start to the season does open up the possibility that Yoenis Cespedes (ankle) could be healthy enough for regular duty, but Davis is still expected to hang onto the job after his impressive .307/.369/.527 performance at the plate last season. In the long term, however, the 27-year-old will need to improve his defense as well if he's to become a fixture in left field.
Davis went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals.
He took Carlos Martinez deep in the third inning for his first spring homer, boosting his slash line to .308/.375/.615 through 16 plate appearances. Davis seems to be fully recovered from his shoulder injury, and with Michael Conforto (oblique) now iffy for Opening Day, Davis is expected to begin the season locked into a starting corner outfield spot.
Davis (shoulder) will start in left field Sunday against Houston, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
Davis' availability for Opening Day appeared to be potentially at risk when he jammed his shoulder in late February, but he's steadily made progress in recent days and will now return to game action. With over two weeks left before the start of the regular season, he should have plenty of time to get up to speed despite the delay.
Davis (shoulder) took at-bats in a simulated game against Jacob deGrom on Friday, David Lennon of Newsday reports.
Davis is working his way back from a jammed left shoulder he suffered late in February. He's optimistic about his readiness for Opening Day, and the fact that he's participating in a simulated game with nearly three weeks left before the start of the regular season would seem to support that optimism.
Davis (shoulder) took full swings during an on-field workout Wednesday and anticipates that he'll be ready for Opening Day, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports.
Davis' jammed left shoulder has presented no apparent complications for him while swinging the past two days, with the 26-year-old telling Anthony DiComo of MLB.com that "all the range of motion is there." He's expected to take another step forward in the recovery process by taking live batting practice within the next few days, and if that goes well, he could re-enter the Mets' spring lineup next week. Barring any further setbacks, Davis should be able to get in enough at-bats in spring games to leave the Mets confident in his health heading into Opening Day.
Davis (shoulder) has been able to hit in the batting cage the past two days in addition to taking part in other baseball-related activities, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The Mets haven't set a target date for when Davis might be ready to rejoin the Grapefruit League lineup, but at the very least, he appears to be coming along faster than anticipated after being shut down last week with a jammed left shoulder. The next step for Davis will be proving that the shoulder creates no complications while he takes swings against live pitching in batting practice. Fortunately for the righty-throwing Davis, the shoulder injury isn't anything that impacts his ability to throw across the diamond or from the outfield.
Davis could soon resume baseball activities as the inflammation in his shoulder subsides, Mike Puma of The New York Post reports. "Every day better news with him," manager Luis Rojas said Saturday.
The 26-year-old has been shut down since Tuesday after jamming his shoulder diving for a groundball at third base. Davis still figures to be 100 percent by Opening Day, but the Mets have little reason to rush him with more than three weeks left until the regular season begins.
Davis is confident he'll be available on Opening Day after an MRI on his left shoulder revealed no serious injuries Wednesday, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
A player's optimism about his own timeline is nothing new and certainly shouldn't be taken as gospel, but the Mets don't appear to be overly worried, calling the issue simply a jammed shoulder. Davis figures to factor into the mix at third base and left field this season after hitting .307/.369/.527 with 22 homers in 453 plate appearances last year.
Davis' MRI on his jammed left shoulder didn't show much inflammation or any new structural damage Wednesday, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
Davis left Tuesday's game against the Tigers after diving for a groundball, but he seems to have escaped without serious injury. The MRI did reveal a previous injury to Davis' shoulder that the Mets and Davis apparently both didn't know about, but that issue hasn't produced any previous symptoms and doesn't appear to be a major worry. Despite the good news, it remains unclear when Davis will return to game action.
Davis jammed his left shoulder Tuesday diving for a groundball in the fifth inning against the Tigers, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post.
Davis received encouraging news following an examination by the Tigers' team doctor, who found no labrum or rotator cuff damage. The 26-year-old is scheduled to have an MRI exam on his left shoulder Wednesday.
Davis left Tuesday's game against the Tigers in the fifth inning. The nature and severity of the injury are not yet known, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Davis dove to his left to field a groundball before laying motionless on the ground for a few moments, according to eyewitness accounts, then spent some time being tended to by a trainer. The 26-year-old was able to walk off the field under his own power. Davis projects as the Mets' primary left fielder to open the 2020 season, but continues to receive significant reps at third base, his natural position, this spring.
Davis went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 7-6 win over the Braves in 11 innings.
Davis wraps up the campaign with 22 home runs and 55 extra-bases in total, with the production coming in just 453 plate appearances. The 26-year-old was a major liability in the field, but the Mets are probably willing to live with his shortcomings in that area moving forward if he can maintain his impeccable form at the dish. He supported his .307/.369/.527 slash line with a 47.7 percent hard-hit rate that placed him in the 93rd percentile of all players with at least 50 batted-ball events, lending some credence to the notion that his performance at the plate can be sustained.
Davis went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run homer in Friday's win over Atlanta.
Davis put his team ahead in the fourth inning with his 21st long ball of the 2019 campaign. The 26-year-old is slashing .307/.368/.522 over 138 contests.
Davis is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds, according to Tim Healey of Newsday.
Davis has been a regular in left field since the All-Star break, but he has seen his playing time dip of late, with manager Mickey Callaway opting to use Todd Frazier more frequently at third base and moving Jeff McNeil to left as a result.
Davis sits for the second game in a row Wednesday against the Rockies.
Davis remains on the bench despite slashing .350/.381/.500 in the month of September. Jeff McNeil starts in left field, with Todd Frazier at the hot corner.
Davis isn't starting Tuesday's game against the Rockies, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Davis crashed into the outfield fence during Monday's contest, and even though he was able to remain in the game, he's dealing with some soreness Tuesday. Per Healey, Davis is expected to be OK and will be available off the bench in the second game of the series.
Davis went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Dodgers.
Davis kicked off the contest with a solo blast to left field, but the Mets would fall 9-2 in the series opener. He's registered an RBI in each of his last three games, and he now sits with 52 RBI over 127 matchups in 2019.
Davis is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.
Davis has swung a hot bat over his last 12 games, posting a .326/.396/.581 line with three homers. Jeff McNeil moves to left field Tuesday, with Todd Frazier starting at third base.
Davis is not in Friday's lineup against the Phillies.
He is hitting .282/.378/.564 with three home runs and one steal in his last 10 games. Todd Frazier starts at third base while Jeff McNeil shifts to left field.
Davis isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Washington.
Davis collected three base knocks during Monday's series opener, but he's in line for a night off. Jeff McNeil shifts to left field and will bat leadoff.
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