J.D. Davis
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New York Mets left fielder J.D. Davis expects to play on Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians after missing some time due to injury.

This past weekend, New York Mets left fielder J.D. Davis suffered an injury to his right calf, forcing him to miss starts on both Saturday and Sunday against the Kansas City Royals. However, he did pinch-hit in both games, with Sunday’s leading to a game-tying single in the top of the seventh inning.

Having spent some time in the batter’s box and on the base paths, Davis expects to be back for Tuesday’s game against Cleveland.

“I was contemplating playing [Sunday],” he said, per Mike Puma of the New York Post. “But they just tried to give me an extra day just to be ready for it.”

After the seventh-inning single, manager Mickey Callaway thought about leaving him out there. However, the way Davis was running ultimately altered his perspective on the matter.

“We were thinking of leaving him in left field and letting him play out there. He says he feels great,” Callaway said. “Then I watched him run first-to-third and said it’s not worth the risk.”

If all goes as planned, Davis will return when the Mets begin their nine-game homestand. They have three separate three-game series, against the Indians, Atlanta Braves, and Chicago Cubs.

Having now won three out of their last four games, the Mets are looking to make another surge in the National League Wild Card race. Entering Monday, they sit 2.0 games back in the standings with 38 games remaining.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.