Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mets News: Mets Trade Ike Davis to Pirates for RHP Zack Thornton and player to be named later


Mets News:

Video: SNY



The New York Mets traded Ike Davis 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 minutes prior to the Mets game against the Atlanta Braves.

Davis was made available to reporters outside the Mets clubhouse as the game got underway.

"Honestly, it's a little weird," Davis said. "I've been with the Mets organization for a long time, and made some really good friendships and stuff like that. That's the toughest part, I think.

"I really had a blast in New York. I made my dreams come true, childhood dreams come true, playing in the big leagues here. But it's just a stepping-stone. It happens to a lot of people, getting traded. Now [I'll] go help my team in Pittsburgh."

Thornton, 25, was pitching for the Pirates' Triple-A affiliate in Indianapolis. He will report to the Mets' Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas.

The Mets filled Davis' spot on the 25-man major league roster with outfielder Chris Young, who was on the disabled list.

"We're very happy with the trade," Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said. "We're happy for Ike, in the sense that he'll get another opportunity elsewhere. It's a situation that we needed to resolve here, and we're happy with the return."

A source close to the situation said, “He needed a fresh start. It was an awful situation with him knowing they didn’t want him. He feels like a huge weight has lifted off him.”


Ike Davis Career Stats:
Year Age Tm G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP
2010 23 NYM 147 523 73 138 33 1 19 71 3 2 72 138 .264 .351
2011 24 NYM 36 129 20 39 8 1 7 25 0 0 17 31 .302 .383
2012 25 NYM 156 519 66 118 26 0 32 90 0 2 61 141 .227 .308
2013 26 NYM 103 317 37 65 14 0 9 33 4 0 57 101 .205 .326
2014 27 NYM 12 24 4 5 1 0 1 5 0 0 6 4 .208 .367
5 Yrs 454 1512 200 365 82 2 68 224 7 4 213 415 .241 .334
162 Game Avg. 162 540 71 130 29 1 24 80 2 1 76 148 .241 .334
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/19/2014.

Zack Thornton Career Minor League Stats:

Like Us on Facebook By Clicking Like Below to Get Latest Updates

Follow us on:
facebook twitter gplus pinterest rss

Sign Up For Email Updates:

Powered By EasyTins

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...