(NEW YORK) — After getting swept by the Miami Marlins for the second consecutive weekend, the New York Mets have sent first baseman Ike Davis, outfielder Mike Baxter, and reliever Robert Carson to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Davis hasn’t played in the minors since the team called him up back in 2010. After a promising start to his career, Davis has struggled at the plate. He’s hitting just .161 with a .242 on-base percentage.
“When you’re struggling the way we’re struggling, changes come — whether you like it or not,” Mets third baseman David Wright said. “That’s the name of the game. I think what every player, what every front office, what every coach strives for is consistency. But you can’t have consistency when you are a dozen or so games under .500.”
Baxter was hitting just .212 with four RBIs this season, while Carson had a 8.50 ERA in 13 appearances on the year.
ESPN is reporting the team is expected to promote first baseman Josh Satin, outfielder Collin Cowgill, and reliever Josh Edgin.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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