PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Mets manager Terry Collins says last season could have gone differently for Ike Davis if only the embattled first baseman admitted he was dealing with a nagging oblique injury.
“As I look back now, everything would have been better off had he said something,” Collins said Monday. “Certainly, hopefully, he’ll learn from it that he needs to speak up.”
Speaking Monday, Davis confirmed a story that first appeared Sunday on the New York Post’s website. Davis admitted he concealed an oblique strain from the team last year but claimed the injury wasn’t a factor in his poor performance.
“It’s just an overblown thing. Everyone has injuries and then they get hurt. So it was pointless to write an article,” Davis said. “I sucked last year because I sucked. It’s not because I had an injury. You always have injuries. And now it just looks bad. I didn’t want the article to come out, and it did.”