Pirates designate Ike Davis for assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Thursday that they have designated first baseman Ike Davis for assignment. After, they added pitcher Jameson Taillon to the 40-man roster. Pittsburgh now has 10 days to either trade or release Davis.

Davis was moved to a part time first baseman after being acquired back in April from the New York Mets. However, once it was announced that Pedro Alvarez would most likely move to first in 2015, Davis lost his job.

The 27-year-old was cruising along with the Mets until the 2013 season. During that season, his batting average dropped .205 and only hit 11 homers and 51 RBI’s over 106 games.

After hitting just .208 with one home run and five RBI’s over 12 games to start the season, he was sent to the Pirates. He finished out the season playing 131 games for the Bucs, while slashing .235/.343/.378. Davis added 10 home runs and 46 RBI’s.

Pittsburgh also added catcher Elias Diaz, infielder Pedro Florimon, outfielder Willy Garcia and pitcher Nick Kingman to their 40-man roster. They have made these moves over the past few days.

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