Lucas Duda has been placed on the disabled list with a left intercostal strain. Zach Lutz, not Ike Davis, was recalled from Las Vegas to replace him on the roster.
After a rough start down in the minors, Davis hit two home runs each on Thursday and Friday. He went 0-3 Saturday and is hitting .310 thus far. The Mets want to get Davis a little more work on his swing before he is recalled, which could come later this week. Terry Collins pointed out that the Mets face three lefties in their next three games, so why put Davis in a position to fail?
“You don’t want to put him back in a funk right away,” Collins told ESPNNewYork.com.
Josh Satin will probably see more time at first until Davis comes back.
As far as Lucas Duda, we may not see him for a while, thanks to those darned intercostal strains.
“I’ve seen them last six weeks,” Collins said. “We lost Dan Murphy for almost the entire spring training this year with one. It can be a real problem, especially when you’re real strong like that.”