New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis injured his left ankle on May 10 after colliding with David Wright on an infield pop-up. Obviously, the Mets wanted their slugging first baseman back as soon as possible, and there were indications that it would only take the minimum stay on the DL before Davis came back. Alas, that was too optimistic. From Danny Knobler of CBS Sports:
More bad news for Mets. Team announces Ike Davis’ foot will be in a boot for 3 weeks. They originally hoped he’d be back soon.
Daniel Murphy has picked up most of the starts at first, and he’s hit like a second baseman. That’s just swell, though, considering that Justin Turner is playing second base and hitting like a first baseman. This arrangement is likely to continue.
Davis was by far the most productive Mets hitter when he went down, and he still ranks second on the team in home runs with seven.
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