Mets demote Ike Davis and others after loss to Marlins


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The New York Mets have demoted first basemen Ike Davis. Marred in a 1-for-15 slump Davis had become a sign of the Mets struggles this season.

Hitting just .161/.242/.258 on the year the 26-year-old Davis had higher expectations after hitting 32 home runs and driving in 90 last season.

“He needs to be able to play every day and work on his swing without worrying about the outcome,” GM Sandy Alderson told reporters after the Mets’ 8-4 loss to the Marlins in 10 innings on Sunday. “We think that this is in his best interest.”

It will not be hard for Davis to find friends in Las Vegas. The Mets also demoted outfielder Mike Baxter and left handed pitcher Robert Carson to Triple-A.

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