MIAMI (AP) — New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis took part in pregame drills on Monday as he and the team try to determine if surgery will be required to repair his left ankle.
Davis, on the disabled list since May 12 with a left ankle sprain and bone bruise, took ground balls and swings in the batting cage before Monday night’s game against the Florida Marlins.
Davis said the ankle pain had subsided, and both he and the team were hopeful surgery could be avoided.
Davis hit .302 with seven home runs and 25 RBI in 36 games this season.
Also, Mets left-hander Johan Santana was scheduled to throw in the bullpen Tuesday before pitching in a minor league game on Friday. The team said there was a chance Santana could pitch for the Mets before the season ends.
Santana underwent surgery in September 2010 to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder. His career record is 133-69 with a 3.10 and two AL Cy Young Awards.