NEW YORK (93-7 THE FAN/AP) — The New York Mets have traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named.
The Mets announced the move just minutes before they played Atlanta on Friday night. Davis was on the field during batting practice earlier in the day.
The 27-year-old was hitting .208 with one home run and five RBIs in 12 games for the Mets.
He was platooning with Lucas Duda and Josh Satin at first base.
Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington said that the team traded for Davis because, “he’s done a really nice job against right-handed pitchers in his career. [He’s] a very nice compliment for Gaby [Sanchez] and a guy that we think has his good days ahead of him.”