Athletics first baseman Ike Davis is expected to be ready for spring training, head trainer Nick Paparesta says, as MLB.com’s Jane Lee reports. Davis underwent season-ending surgery on his left hip.
Davis, 28, hit .229/.301/.350 with three home runs and 20 RBI in 239 plate appearances for the Athletics this season. The A’s purchased him from the Pirates in November last year.
Davis, earning $3.8 million this season, will enter his fourth and final year of arbitration eligibility heading into 2016. After the season, he will be eligible to become a free agent.
Athletics first baseman Ike Davis underwent an MRI which showed a torn labrum in his left hip. He’ll undergo hip surgery, ending his 2015 season, CSN Bay Area’s Joe Stiglich reports.
Davis went on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. It’s believed he suffered the injury overcompensating for his previous quad injury. He ends his season batting .229/.301/.350 with three home runs and 20 RBI in 239 plate appearances.
Mark Canha should draw most of the remaining starts at first base through the end of the season.
Oakland has placed first baseman Ike Davis on the disabled list with a strained left hip.
Davis hasn’t cracked a .750 OPS since 2012, but he showed some flashes of good production during that time and was decent for the Mets and Pirates last year. For the A’s he’s been more valuable as a mop-up pitcher than as a starting first baseman, hitting just .229 with three homers and a .652 OPS in 74 games.
Davis is making $3.8 million this season, so it’s tough to imagine the A’s wanting to keep him for a similar salary via the arbitration process next year. He might be done in Oakland.
Jake Smolinski takes Davis’ roster spot after being up with the A’s earlier this season.