Mets: JD Davis lands back on the injured list; Carrasco to stretch out to six innings

Sep 29, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder J.D. Davis (28) at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

JD Davis has been, without a question, one of the most productive hitters in the New York Mets’ roster, with a .390 average and a couple of home runs. The problem is that he hasn’t been able to be on the field much recently, and the team just put him on the 10-day injured list on Monday for the second time already.

The Mets’ third baseman is nursing a left hand sprain. Davis had to leave Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies with the injury, and hasn’t played since. Now, he will be on the shelf for a few more days as he recovers from the issue.

“We’re still evaluating him just to see what he can do out there with that sprain that he has in his hand,” Mets’ manager Luis Rojas said of Davis. “But they’re both in a similar spot as they were yesterday.”

In the previous sentence, Rojas is also referring to Nimmo, who also had to leave Saturday’s tilt with a finger injury.

“Nimmo is better,” Rojas said. “Improving, but slowly. Not able to start. … His availability out of the bench, we shall see.”

In fact, Nimmo appeared as a defensive substitution on Sunday, but didn’t show up on Monday’s box score in the Mets’ loss against the St. Louis Cardinals. However, he, unlike Davis, was able to avoid the injured list, at least for the time being. He is expected to retake his leadoff spot in the next few days.

Could the Mets have Carrasco back soon?

In other injury news, Mets’ starter Carlos Carrasco, who has been out the whole season to this point while nursing a high-grade hamstring tear, is about to return.

The right-hander, who came from Cleveland alongside Francisco Lindor, will stretch to six innings today in Port St. Lucie.

If everything goes well, he could either debut with the Mets in his next start or pitch one last tune-up with a minor league affiliate, according to what Rojas told SNY.

He could theoretically replace Joey Lucchesi, who was battered on Monday.