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Ike needs to run before he can DH

Ike Davis

Ike Davis

#29 1B
New York Mets

2013 STATS

  • GM103
  • HR9

  • RBI33

  • R37

  • OBP.326

  • AVG.205

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- A day after Terry Collins indicated Ike Davis could be serving as a designated hitter on the minor-league side as soon as Thursday, Davis indicated he has a major hurdle to clear first.

Davis, who has been sidelined for more than a week with a right-calf strain, and who recently has been wearing a boot, first needs to test the injury Wednesday.

"I haven't tried running on it, so I don't know," Davis told ESPNNewYork.com about DHing. "We'll see."