Ankle Injury Sends Davis to DL


The Mets have announced they are placing first baseman Ike Davis on the 15 disabled list because of ankle injuries.  Davis sustained the injuries in a 4th inning collision with third baseman David Wright Tuesday night.

In this clip, you can see that Wright stepped on Davis’s left ankle while they were tracking an infield fly off the bat of Troy Tulowitzki.

Davis was originally hopeful that he could avoid the DL and play after the off day Wednesday.  However, MRI tests showed yesterday that Davis has a left ankle sprain as well as a bone bruise.

The Mets have stated that while it’s too early to lay out a timeframe for return, the injury should sideline their first baseman for at least two weeks.

The former top prospect has been one of the Mets best players this season.  Davis leads the team in homeruns and RBIs, sporting a line of .302/.383/.543.  He also has provided solid defense at first.

Dan Murphy will man first in Davis’s absence.

The Mets have called up Fernando Martinez to take Davis’s roster spot.  Martinez, the Mets top prospect In 08 and 09, has been with the club for 36 games over the past 2 seasons.

During that time the outfielder has only managed a .174 batting average.  He’s hit well so far this year in AAA and the Mets hope he can finally breakthrough and showcase his talent at the major league level.