(NEW YORK) — The New York Mets hope first baseman Ike Davis’ problems at the plate are over. According to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin, the Mets have decided to recall Davis from Triple-A Las Vegas.
About a month ago, Davis was sent down after struggling mightily at the plate. In 55 games this season, Davis was hitting a mere .161 along with a .242 on-base-percentage.
Davis seemed to have turned things around once he was demoted. He batted .293 with seven home runs in 92 plate appearances. He homered in his last two games, and the Mets feel he deserves another shot this season to get his career back on track.
It should be noted that the Pacific Coast League is notoriously known as a hitter-friendly league, but it is still encouarging to see his numbers improve.
Since his rookie year back in 2010, Davis has long been considered a high-upside offensive prospect. Davis hit 19 home runs in 2010, but injuries held him to 36 games in 2011. Last season, despite batting .227, he still hit 32 home runs and drove in 90 runs.
The Mets will be put in an interesting spot as Davis’ replacement, Josh Satin has a 10-game hitting streak and has also reached base in 14 consecutive games.
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