According to Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News, the New York Yankees are on the verge of inking first baseman Ike Davis to a contract.Get your job applications here! The New York Yankees are looking for anyone to play first base and now, Ike Davis may be the next option since every other regular player at the position has gone down with a significant injury.
Instead of playing for the “other” New York team, he signed a minor-league deal with the Texas Rangers where he slashed a dismal .246/.329/.406 with four home runs in 158 plate appearances for their Triple-A affiliate.
In 2015, Davis spent the year with the Oakland Athletics and hit a subpar .229/.301/.350 with three homers in 74 game but his best years came when he was in New York. In 2012, he slugged 32 home runs and drove in 90 runs and cranked 58 dingers from 2010-2012.
After witnessing his demise in his last two year’s with the Mets and in Oakland it’s plausible that the only thing Davis has to offer a major league team is a lefty platoon. If he were to break out and earn a roster spot on the New York Yankees, expect that to occur with Rob Refsnyder.
Source: Yankees on verge of signing 1B Ike Davis.
— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) June 12, 2016