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Decision on Davis coming this week

Ike Davis

Ike Davis

#29 1B
New York Mets

2011 STATS

  • GM36
  • HR7

  • RBI25

  • R20

  • OBP.383

  • AVG.302

Mets first baseman Ike Davis has been running to test his injured left foot and will continue to do so this week. The Mets and Davis will make a decision on his next step by the end of the week, according to GM Sandy Alderson.

Davis will be shut down for the rest of the season if he continues to have pain in his ankle.

Davis recently had been running at 30-yard intervals. He didn’t sound very enthusiastic about a return in comments to campers at a Long Island day camp last month.

Alderson said Davis will continue to run consistently this week but will take days off to rest.

Davis injured the ankle in a collision with third baseman David Wright by the pitcher's mound at Coors Field in Denver on May 10 and has not returned to the lineup because of lingering discomfort when he attempts to run.

In other injury news, Alderson said he doesn’t expect relieverTaylor Buchholz to return this season. Buchholz has been on the disabled list since May 30 after being diagnosed with anxiety and depression.