The Mets have made the long-awaited move and demoted Ike Davis after Sunday’s debacle against the Marlins. But he’ll have company on the long flight to Las Vegas — Mike Baxter and Robert Carson are also being sent down.
Ike Davis is batting .161 with five home runs and 16 RBIs with 66 strikeouts. He was hitless in five at bats in the weekend Marlins sweep.
Baxter was ineffective in his limited playing time, hitting just .212 with no home runs and four RBIs. He failed to get down a bunt during Sunday’s game.
Carson was a complete flop, pitching to an 8.50 ERA in 13 games. He allowed eight home runs, including a two-run shot on Sunday.
It’s not known which three players will be called up, but one of them will be the starting first baseman. A team spokesman told ESPNNewYork.com that Lucas Duda or Daniel Murphy will not slide over to first.
Will any of this make the Mets any better? Probably not; outside of their hot pitching prospects who are not ready for the call, the Mets don’t have much down on the farm.
Sandy Alderson is certainly doing a fine job.
A league source tells ESPN that Josh Satin, Collin Cowgill and Josh Edgin will be recalled. Both Cowgill and Edgin made the team out of Spring Training and were sent down after disappointing performances. Satin will apparently start at first base.