Feb 28, 2014; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis (29) hits a home run against the Washington Nationals in spring training action at Tradition Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Ike Davis shows up at Mets camp with walking boot

What started out as simple ‘tightness’ hopefully doesn’t develop into something worse.

Potential starting first baseman Ike Davis arrived Monday morning sporting a walking boot. ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin says that this could be a setback to Davis’ chances to breaking camp with the club and being the club’s primary first baseman.

…if the injury lasts much longer, the Mets’ first-base decision may be resolved by default, with Lucas Duda and Josh Satin platooning because Davis opens the season on the DL. …Entering this spring training, Terry Collins had wanted Davis to get as many as 100 exhibition-game plate appearances to try to offset recent slow starts to seasons.

Davis acknowledged the report from the beginning of camp that he had concealed an oblique injury from the team last season in order to continue to play. That may be the reason why he has the boot on in camp. Davis tells Rubin that the boot is there to hopefully speed up the healing process, but the only thing he’s been feeling in his calf is tightness. The injury hasn’t been painful at all, apparently.

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