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.
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.