Mets’ Ike Davis Doesn’t Make Team USA, Wasn’t Asked
Updated by John Delcos on 3/6 at 9:15 AM
“I got a text from David,” Davis said. “He said (WBC manager) Joe Torre asked about me. I’m glad they thought of me.”
When asked if Wright put in a good word for him, Davis said: “He said he did … but I didn’t make the team.”
Davis said he would be intrigued to play in the World Baseball Classic.
“I’d get some at-bats, but not as many (if he had a regular spring training,” Davis said. “The games would be more intense. That would be a good way to jump start the season.”
Original Post 3/5
Ike Davis is now in the mix of names being considered for Team USA’s currently vacant first base position for the World Baseball Classic says Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.
In addition to Ike, White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko, the Tiger’s Prince Fielder, the Red Sox catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli and the Angel’s Mark Trumbo are among the names that could be considered.
Team USA manager Joe Torre expects a decision to be made Wednesday on Texeira’s replacement. First-round play begins for USA Friday at Chase Field against Mexico starting at 9 p.m. on MLB Network.
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