Friday, July 05, 2013
Mets News: Ike Davis being promoted to face Brewers
Ike Davis is being promoted to the Mets, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.
Earlier yesterday, Terry Collins told reporters there was no timetable for the team to promote Davis.
Davis was not in last night’s lineup for the Las Vegas 51s – who are in Arizona playing Triple-A Tucson.
In 21 games since being demoted to the minor leagues, Davis has hit .293 with seven home runs and 13 RBI.
Davis’ return undoubtedly will greatly diminish the playing time of Josh Satin, who is hitting .353 with a homer and seven RBIs in 51 at-bats. Satin also has a 10-game hitting streak and .468 on-base percentage.
Collins has said Davis is not returning for a part-time role.
Assuming Collins is obligated to play Davis a lot at first base, little room exists for Satin. He can play third base, but David Wright is not ceding much time there. Satin is a natural second baseman, but the Mets mostly have abandoned using him there because of non-ideal fielding prowess. Satin also has dabbled in the outfield, but the Mets have shown no inclination to use him out there.
There is little room anyway in the outfield with Eric Young Jr. (switch-hitter), Marlon Byrd, Juan Lagares and Andrew Brown all righty hitters like Satin.