Ike trade a rare April deal for Mets

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Ike Davis became part of a select group of Mets to be traded in April, after the season had started.NEW YORK -- The Mets have made no shortage of deals on the eve of Opening Day, including an April 1, 1982 trade that sent Lee Mazzilli to the Rangers for Ron Darling and Walt Terrell. But making an April trade once the season begins, as the Mets did when they sent Ike Davis to Pittsburgh on Friday, is uncommon.

Here is a chronological list of the Mets' April trades in their franchise history that occurred once the season had started:

April 18, 2014: Traded Davis to Pirates for Zack Thornton and PTBN

April 5, 2002: Traded Bruce Chen, Luis Figueroa, Dicky Gonzalez and PTBN (Saul Rivera) to Expos for Scott Strickland, Matt Watson and Phil Seibel

April 3, 2002: Traded Gary Matthews to Orioles for John Bale

April 26, 2000: Sent Curtis Pride to Red Sox as part of conditional deal

April 30, 1997: Traded John Carter and Erick Ojeda to Pirates for Wes Chamberlain and Ramon Espinosa

April 8, 1996: Traded PTBN (Chris DeWitt) to Cubs for Matt Franco

April 12, 1992: Traded Julio Valera to Angels for Dick Schofield and PTBN (Julian Vasquez)

April 25, 1986: Traded Joe Redfield to Orioles for Rick Lockwood

April 5, 1984: Sold Gary Rajsich to Cardinals

April 18, 1983: Traded Steve Ray and PTBN (Felix Perdomo) to Yankees for Tucker Ashford

April 19, 1979: Traded Greg Field and Tim Foli to Pirates for Frank Taveras

April 26, 1977: Traded PTBN (Rick Auerbach) and cash to Rangers for Lenny Randle

April 28, 1975: Sold Jerry Moses to Padres

April 15, 1975: Traded Mac Scarce to Reds for Tom Hall

April 10, 1970: Traded PTBN (Bobby Pfeil) to Phillies for Ron Allen

April 26, 1967: Received Jack Lamabe from White Sox as part of conditional deal

April 23, 1964: Traded Bobby Catton, Chico Fernandez and cash to White Sox for Charley Smith

April 14, 1964: Sold Duke Snider to Giants

April 26, 1962: Traded Bobby Smith to Cubs for Sammy Taylor

April 26, 1962: Purchased Harry Chiti from Indians

April 26, 1962: Purchased Dave Hillman from Red Sox