Ike Davis could be headed elsewhere this winter

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Ike Davis was traded from the Mets to the Pirates in April, but he could soon be on the move again. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News has the story:

It won’t be as high-profile as last winter, but former Met Ike Davis could be once again looking for another team this offseason. Davis batted .235 with 10 homers for the Pirates this year, and there is a strong chance that the team will move Pedro Alvarez to first.

Alvarez developed a throwing issue last season, and committed 25 errors. The Pirates have not said definitively that Alvarez will move, but that is the expectation around the league, and one of the reasons that Davis is once again a trade or nontender candidate.

Davis earned $3.5 million this season while batting .235/.344/.378 with 11 home runs and 51 RBI over 427 plate appearances. Because he originally qualified for arbitration as a Super Two player following the 2012 season, he still has two years of team control remaining. Martino pegs the Marlins as one possible fit.

Tyson Ross opts out of 2020 season

Tyson Ross opts out
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On Monday, Nationals pitcher Joe Ross became one of four players to opt out of the 2020 season due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, Joe’s brother Tyson Ross opted out of the 2020 season as well, per Jon Heyman.

Ross, 33, is currently a free agent. He racked up 35 1/3 disappointing innings for the Tigers last year, posting a 6.11 ERA with 25 strikeouts and 18 walks.

Mike Leake, Ryan Zimmerman, and Ian Desmond are the three other players to have opted out of the 2020 season thus far. None of these players are considered “high risk,” so they are forgoing their salaries and service time.