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Ike Davis | First Baseman

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 219
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Ike Davis went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a two-run home run in Wednesday's 9-9 Cactus League tie with the Brewers.
Davis knocked in the Athletics' first run in the first inning with a single, then hit a two-run home run to center field off of Jimmy Nelson in the third inning. The Athletics' new first baseman has hit well this spring, owning a .520 average (13-for-25). Mar 25 - 7:28 PM

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Ike Davis (back) returned to the Athletics lineup and went 1-for-3 on Sunday as the Athletics fell to the Reds in Cactus League play.

His lone hit on the afternoon was a single and he also whiffed once. The 28-year-old has been battling back spasms in recent weeks, but the issue isn't expected to hinder his availability for the start of the regular season. He's off to a nice start this spring, slashing .438/.471/.500 in his first 16 at-bats.
Mar 22 - 7:40 PM

Ike Davis (back) is expected to play Friday.

The plan originally called for Davis to play Wednesday, but they didn't want him traveling for a road game just to get two at-bats. The 27-year-old has been out for a week with lower back spasms.
Mar 18 - 11:56 AM

Ike Davis (back) is not in Wednesday's Cactus League lineup.

Davis has been sidelined for a week with lower back spasms and hoped to return Wednesday as the DH, but he's apparently not ready yet. Perhaps they'll try again Thursday.
Mar 18 - 11:13 AM

Ike Davis (back) hopes to return to the A's lineup as the designated hitter on Wednesday.

Davis has missed a week due to lower back spasms, but he's beginning to feel better. He currently projects to get the majority of at-bats at first base against right-handers this season.
Mar 17 - 12:44 PM

Ike Davis said Sunday that his back is "getting better... finally."

Davis has missed the last handful of days with back spasms but will hit in the batting cage Sunday. It's not clear when he might be cleared for Cactus League play, but he does appear to be moving in the right direction.
Mar 15 - 12:32 PM

Ike Davis (back) will be out until at least Sunday.

Davis had to be scratched from the A's Cactus League lineup Wednesday due to back spasms and the Oakland training staff will keep him sidelined through the end of this week as a precautionary measure. The first baseman should be fine for the start of the season.
Mar 12 - 12:45 PM

Ike Davis was scratched from Wednesday's game with back spasms.

Apparently this just a precaution. The injury is not considered serious. Davis is penciled into Thursday's lineup.
Mar 11 - 1:16 PM

Ike Davis said a physical exam last year showed that he still had traces of valley fever.

Davis was originally diagnosed in 2012, but the Mets said at the time that he wasn't showing any symptoms. However, he clearly felt the effects and the condition has lingered. "Valley fever is a nightmare," said Davis. "You have no energy, no nothing. It was definitely a weird one. It's supposed to go away on its own, but when I had an X-ray last year, it showed I still had it. I'm hoping that's over and done with." Davis batted just .233 with 11 home runs and a .722 OPS in 143 games last season between the Mets and Pirates, but he's feeling stronger now that he has in several years. The A's plan to use him as their primary first baseman against right-handers, so he should be relevant in AL-only fantasy leagues.
Feb 10 - 8:49 AM

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.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 06:48:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 05:16:00 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.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 04:42:00 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.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 07:04:00 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.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 11:48:00 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.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 10:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
3Bryan Anderson
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
2Tyler Ladendorf
3Andy Parrino
3B1Brett Lawrie
LF1Coco Crisp
2Jason Pridie
CF1Sam Fuld
2Craig Gentry
3Billy Burns
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
2Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Drew Pomeranz
5Kendall Graveman
6Barry Zito
7Sean Nolin
8Jarrod Parker
9A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Tyler Clippard
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Dan Otero
5Fernando Abad
6Jesse Chavez
7Evan Scribner
8R.J. Alvarez
9Taylor Thompson
10Pat Venditte
11Kevin Whelan