|Nov. 23 2:35 PM PT3:35 PM MT4:35 PM CT5:35 PM ET17:35 ET22:35 GMT6:35 3:35 PM MST5:35 PM EST6:05 PM VEN2:35 UAE (+1)4:35 PM CT-The Oakland Athletics have filled their second key position in five days, acquiring first baseman Ike Davis and international bonus slot 86 from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for international bonus slot 27.
Analysis: The 27-year-old Davis began last season with the New York Mets and batted .208 with a home run and five RBIs in 12 games before Pittsburgh acquired him April 18 for pitchers Zack Thornton and Blake Taylor. A left-handed hitter, Davis then batted .235 in 131 games for the Pirates, finishing 2014 with a .233 overall batting average and 11 homers and 51 RBIs in 143 games.
|Nov. 20 6:46 PM PT7:46 PM MT8:46 PM CT9:46 PM ET21:46 ET2:46 GMT10:46 7:46 PM MST9:46 PM EST10:16 PM VEN6:46 UAE (+1)8:46 PM CT-The Pirates designated Davis for assignment Thursday. Pittsburgh has 10 days to trade Davis or release him.
Analysis: Davis hit .235 with 10 homers and 46 RBIs in 131 games with the Pirates after being acquired in an April trade from the New York Mets. The left-handed Davis served as part of a platoon at first base with right-handed Gaby Sanchez but found himself out of a job with the Pirates likely moving Pedro Alvarez to first in 2015.
|May 31 3:41 PM PT4:41 PM MT5:41 PM CT6:41 PM ET18:41 ET22:41 GMT6:41 3:41 PM MST5:41 PM EST6:11 PM VEN2:41 UAE (+1)5:41 PM CT-Davis went 2 for 4 with his fourth home run in Friday's 2-1 win at Dodger Stadium.
Analysis: Davis had been 1 for 10 over his previous four games.
|May 10 2:15 PM PT3:15 PM MT4:15 PM CT5:15 PM ET17:15 ET21:15 GMT5:15 2:15 PM MST4:15 PM EST4:45 PM VEN1:15 UAE (+1)4:15 PM CT-Davis had two hits and drove in two runs in Pittsburgh's 6-4 win over St. Louis on Friday night.
Analysis: Davis, batting .250, is 7 for 11 with two doubles and two RBIs in his last three games.
|Apr. 22 10:24 AM PT11:24 AM MT12:24 PM CT1:24 PM ET13:24 ET17:24 GMT1:24 10:24 AM MST12:24 PM EST12:54 PM VEN21:24 UAE12:24 PM CT-Davis became the first player to hit grand slams for different teams in the same April, and the Pittsburgh Pirates twice overcame deficits to beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 on Monday night.
Analysis: Davis hit a game-winning, ninth-inning slam off the Reds' J.J. Hoover on April 5 for the New York Mets, who traded him to the Pirates on Friday. According to STATS, no player previously hit slams for different teams in the same April. Davis became just the third to hit slams for different teams against the same opponent in the same year, following Ray Boone in 1953 and Mike Piazza in 1998.
|Apr. 18 5:56 PM PT6:56 PM MT7:56 PM CT8:56 PM ET20:56 ET0:56 GMT8:56 5:56 PM MST7:56 PM EST8:26 PM VEN4:56 UAE (+1)7:56 PM CT-The New York Mets traded Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night, parting ways with a power hitter who proved to be too inconsistent at the plate.
Analysis: Davis hit 32 homers for the Mets in 2012, but fell off sharply last year. Davis was hitting .208 with one home run and five RBIs in 24 at-bats. He lost his starting job to Lucas Duda and was relegated to a part-time role with the Mets, who also have Josh Satin at first base.
|Apr. 6 10:53 AM PT11:53 AM MT12:53 PM CT1:53 PM ET13:53 ET17:53 GMT1:53 10:53 AM MST12:53 PM EST1:23 PM VEN21:53 UAE12:53 PM CT-Davis hit a game-ending grand slam and the New York Mets were aided by a favorable ninth-inning replay review in rallying to beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-3 on Saturday.
Analysis: Davis, having lost his starting first base job to Lucas Duda a day earlier, was called on to hit in the pitcher's spot and lined a 0-1 pitch to right field, setting off a gleeful celebration at Citi Field.
|Mar. 10 9:51 AM PT10:51 AM MT11:51 AM CT12:51 PM ET12:51 ET16:51 GMT0:51 9:51 AM MST11:51 AM EST12:21 PM VEN20:51 UAE10:51 AM CT-New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis was wearing a walking boot on his right leg Monday.
Analysis: Davis has not played in an exhibition game since March 2 due to calf strains in both legs.
|Feb. 24 8:19 AM PT9:19 AM MT10:19 AM CT11:19 AM ET11:19 ET16:19 GMT0:19 9:19 AM MST11:19 AM EST11:49 AM VEN20:19 UAE10:19 AM CT-Davis admits he concealed a nagging oblique strain from the team last year but claims the injury wasn't a factor in his poor performance.
Analysis: He hit a career-low .205 with nine homers and 33 RBIs last year. He batted .161 with five homers and 16 RBIs at the season's start, was sent to Triple-A Las Vegas from June 10 to July 5 and then hit .267 after his recall. He left an Aug. 31 game at Washington because of the oblique injury and missed the final month of the season.