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.
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen would have opened the regular season on the injured list if it had started on time. Now, with the start of the season pushed back at least a few months due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the veteran five-time All-Star says he will be “ready to go” whenever the season begins, he told NBC Sports Philadelphia.
McCutchen, 33, tore his ACL in early June, ending his 2019 campaign. To that point, he had been quite productive for the Phillies, batting .256/.378/.457 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI over 262 plate appearances. If and when the 2020 season does begin, he will likely reprise his role as the leadoff hitter, this time under new manager Joe Girardi.
2020 marks the second year of McCutchen’s three-year, $50 million contract initially signed with the Phillies in December 2018. The Phillies also hold a $15 million club option for the 2022 season with a $3 million buyout.