Pirates designate Ike Davis for assignment


The Pirates announced that they have designated first baseman Ike Davis for assignment. Catcher Ramon Cabrera was also eschewed.

Davis joined the Pirates in mid-April in the trade that sent minor leaguers Zack Thornton and Blake Taylor to the Mets. In Pittsburgh, he handled right-handers while Gaby Sanchez handled lefties. Though Davis did a decent job getting on base, he neither hit for average nor power, posting a .235/.343/.378 slash line with 10 home runs and 46 RBI in 397 plate appearances.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.