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Ike Davis | First Baseman

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 219
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Athletics and 1B Ike Davis avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.
Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com says the deal is for $3.8 million. The A's acquired Davis from the Pirates last month in exchange for international slot money. He could serve in a platoon role with Oakland next season. Dec 2 - 6:48 PM

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Athletics acquired 1B Ike Davis from the Pirates for international slot money.

The 27-year-old slugger was designated for assignment by the Pirates earlier in the week. In 143 contests between the Mets and Pirates in 2014, Davis slashed .233/.344/.378 with 11 homers and 51 RBI in 360 at-bats. With his ability to draw a walk and hit for power from the left-hand side of the plate, he should be able to carve out a platoon role with the A's.
Nov 23 - 5:16 PM

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Athletics have acquired Ike Davis from the Pirates for international slot money.

The Pirates designated Davis for assignment earlier in the week and were content flipping him for anything they could get. Davis still possesses massive power potential and could find his way into the A's lineup fairly regularly against right-handed pitching.
Nov 23 - 4:42 PM

Pirates designated 1B Ike Davis for assignment.

He was going to be non-tendered, so he'll now have a little extra time to find a new home. Davis batted .233/.344/.378 with 11 home runs and 51 RBI over 143 games between the Mets and Pirates in 2014. His days as a starting first baseman might very well be over.
Nov 20 - 7:04 PM

Ike Davis is taking fly balls in the outfield in an effort to increase his versatility.

Davis is a non-tender candidate this winter after batting .233/.344/.378 with 11 home runs and 51 RBI over 143 games between the Mets and Pirates. His days as a starting first baseman might very well be over, so taking up the outfield could make him more attractive as a bench player, whether he remains in Pittsburgh or not.
Nov 12 - 11:48 AM

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that the Pirates are likely to trade Ike Davis this offseason.

Although the Pirates haven't officially committed to moving Pedro Alvarez to first base next season, the expectation is that a position switch is coming. That, of course, would leave Davis without a position. Davis is arbitration-eligible again this winter after making $3.5 million in 2014, so he could wind up being non-tendered if the Pirates are unable to find a trade partner. Martino says the Marlins like Davis and could have interest.
Oct 16 - 10:01 PM

Ike Davis was removed from Sunday's game against the Reds due to the flu.

Davis has been battling illness all weekend. He was replaced by Gaby Sanchez, who will continue to hold down first base as long as Davis is sidelined.
Sep 28 - 2:35 PM

Ike Davis has returned to the Pirates starting lineup on Saturday.

Davis has been battling a bout of the flu which caused him to miss Friday's contest, but woke up Saturday feeling much better.
Sep 27 - 11:10 AM

Ike Davis is not in Friday's lineup due to the flu.

He should be back in there on Saturday or Sunday. Gaby Sanchez is handling first base Friday with Davis out.
Sep 26 - 4:09 PM

Ike Davis doubled and hit a three-run home run in four at-bats as the Pirates polished off a 9-1 victory against the Red Sox on Wednesday.

It's the first baseman's first multi-hit game since August 3 and his first homer since August 27. The fifth-inning three-run blast extended the Pirates' lead to 9-1 so it was effectively meaningless. Davis has hit 10 long balls since joining the Pirates while knocking in 44 runs and slashing .235/.345/.378.
Sep 17 - 11:09 PM

Ike Davis launched his second home run in as many days in Wednesday's victory over the Cardinals.

After belting a go-ahead, pinch-hit, three-run homer Tuesday, Davis got the start Wednesday and deposited an Adam Wainwright mistake well over the right-center field wall for a two-run shot in the second inning. The two runs wound up being all Jeff Locke and the Pirates' bullpen needed. Davis figures to see regular time against righties at first base if Pedro Alvarez (foot) is out a while.
Aug 27 - 3:46 PM

Ike Davis hit a pinch-hit, three-run home run in the eighth inning to propel the Pirates to a 5-2 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Davis, who hasn't started a game in a week, was called on with two runners on to face Cardinals reliever Seth Maness. The first baseman broke the 2-2 tie with his ninth homer of the season. It was a nice moment for Davis, who has struggled to gain much traction at either of his two major league stops so far, and with Pedro Alvarez possibly out Davis could see more at-bats in the coming weeks.
Aug 26 - 10:20 PM

Ike Davis hit his eighth homer and walked and scored a run Monday versus the Tigers.

It's probably a case of too little, too late for Davis. Manager Clint Hurdle said before the game that Pedro Alvarez is about ready to play first base, and once Alvarez gets into the lineup over there, starts could be few and far between for Davis, even if he has been Alvarez's equal against right-handed pitching this year.
Aug 11 - 11:14 PM

Ike Davis was 2-for-3 with a two-run double and a run scored in a win over the Marlins on Friday night.

Davis was just 2-for-30 this month coming into Friday's action. It was an encouraging night, but the 27-year-old remains an enigma.
Jun 14 - 12:01 AM

Ike Davis went 2-for-4 and hit a long home run off Josh Beckett in Friday's victory.

Davis hasn't made a lot of noise since hitting a grand slam in his third game with the Pirates, but he's hitting a fine .292 with three homers and 16 walks in 113 at-bats for his new team. What he isn't doing is driving in a lot runs: just 12 in 37 games so far. Now that he's getting a look in the cleanup spot against righties, he'll need to get better there.
May 31 - 1:53 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1John Jaso
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
2B1Eric Sogard
2Nick Punto
SS1Marcus Semien
2Andy Parrino
3Tyler Ladendorf
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Renato Nunez
3Alden Carrithers
LF1Stephen Vogt
2Sam Fuld
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
3Billy Burns
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
2John Jaso
3Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Jesse Chavez
5Drew Pomeranz
6Chris Bassitt
7Sean Nolin
8Jarrod Parker
9A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Dan Otero
5R.J. Alvarez
6Fernando Abad
7Evan Scribner
8Drew Pomeranz
9Eury de la Rosa
10Kendall Graveman
11Pat Venditte