Pirates designate Ike Davis

Ike Davis

Ike Davis

#15 1B
Pittsburgh Pirates

2014 STATS

  • GM143
  • HR11

  • RBI51

  • R43

  • OBP.344

  • AVG.233

NEW YORK -- Former Mets first baseman Ike Davis has been designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Davis hit .235 with 10 homers and 46 RBIs in 336 at-bats with Pittsburgh after the April 18 trade for minor league right-hander Zack Thornton as well as left-hander Blake Taylor, who subsequently arrived as the player to be named.

Davis was a probable non-tender anyway by the Dec. 2 deadline, since he earned $3.5 million in 2014.

Pedro Alvarez will serve as Pittsburgh's first baseman. He also bats left-handed and primarily played third base this past season.

"It comes down to spots," Davis told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "There's only one first baseman on a team. When you have three, there's going to be an odd man out. It was me."