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Thursday, July 4, 2013
Source: Mets to recall Ike Davis

By Adam Rubin
ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- First baseman Ike Davis' banishment to the minors is over and he will join the New York Mets on Friday in Milwaukee, a source told ESPNNewYork.com.

Davis had been demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas on June 10 along with left-hander Robert Carson and outfielder Mike Baxter in a purge of slumping players.

Davis was hitting .161 with five homers and 16 RBIs and had 66 strikeouts in 186 at-bats at the time of his demotion.

Davis, 26, produced in the Pacific Coast League after working with manager Wally Backman and hitting coach George Greer to revamp his hitting mechanics. He hit .293 with seven homers and 13 RBIs and had a .424 on-base percentage in 92 Triple-A plate appearances. The primary modification involved trying to reduce or eliminate the hitch in Davis' swing.

Davis' return creates an interesting situation for manager Terry Collins at first base.

Fill-in Josh Satin has a 10-game hitting streak and has reached base in 14 consecutive games. Satin is hitting .353 with one homer and seven RBIs in 51 major league at-bats.