The Pittsburgh Pirates have been looking for a steady solution to fill out their first base platoon dating back to their trade deadline acquisition of Justin Morneau last July. They may have found their man on Friday, acquiring Ike Davis from the New York Mets in exchange for right-handed pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman was the first to report a deal had been agreed to just minutes before New York opened their weekend series with the Atlanta Braves on Friday night. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York confirmed the return a short a time later.
Despite his well document struggles last season that saw his numbers dip to .205/.326/.334 with only nine homers, Davis drew trade interest from several teams during the winter and into spring training. In 2012, he hit .227/.308/.462 with 32 home runs, so his power potential definitely had some carry overRead More »from Pirates solidify first base platoon by acquiring Ike Davis from Mets