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Thursday may be too optimistic for Ike

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Lucas Duda (hamstring) should be able to DH on the minor-league side on Thursday, but Ike Davis (calf) may take longer.

Ike Davis

Ike Davis

#29 1B
New York Mets

2013 STATS

  • GM103
  • HR9

  • RBI33

  • R37

  • OBP.326

  • AVG.205

Davis described his right calf as feeling "interesting" Wednesday after testing it out by taking grounders, swinging and throwing, but without running. He will continue to wear a protective boot away from the ballpark.

"I haven't moved on the ankle in a while, so this is different," Davis said. "There's not a lot of pain, though. Once again, it's just a little tight, I guess, but not painfully tight.

"It's not the same," he continued about the feeling in his right calf. "I think it's more the fact I just haven't used my Achilles tendons in a while. You have to go get them stretched out again."

Asked about potentially DHing on the minor-league side Thursday, Davis said: "I don't know. I might be able to hit. I don't know if they want me to run yet."

Daniel Murphy then audibly whispered to Davis: "Say day-to-day."

Davis dryly answered: "I don't know if I'm day-to day. It could be day-to-years. No, I don't know. I'm joking."