Mets INF/OF J.D. Davis had an MRI on his injured left shoulder that did not reveal "a ton of inflammation" or "new structural damage," and will begin rehabbing on Wednesday, GM Brodie Van Wagenen said.
"It sounds like we're in a pretty good spot with it overall," Van Wagenen added, noting that the MRI did reveal what looked like an old labrum injury.
While Davis will begin rehabbing immediately, he will refrain from baseball activity for a week before being reevaluated.
Davis spoke roughly an hour after Van Wagenen, saying he was relieved that the damage revealed by the MRI was old.
Davis left Tuesday's spring training game against the Tigers in the fifth inning after diving for a ball at third base. Afterward, Davis stayed down for a few minutes before getting up and departing the game.
"There was really no labrum or rotator cuff damage there, but we have an MRI tomorrow so we're going to see if anything," Davis said after the game. "Right now, it's just stiff and a little tender, but taking it day-to-day right now."
He said the shoulder felt "dead," but that there wasn't a large amount of pain.
"Probably like a 2.5/3 out of 10," he said of his pain level. "I've never had a shoulder problem, so I couldn't really tell you."
So far this spring, Davis has been taking plenty of reps at third base (where he is most comfortable) in addition to left field as he prepares for Opening Day.
The expectation has been that Davis will start most games in left field once the regular season starts, with Brandon Nimmo in center, Michael Conforto in right, and Jeff McNeil at third base.
There is also the possibility that the presence of a healthy Yoenis Cespedes could eat into Davis' playing time.
With him now dealing with a shoulder injury, whether or not Davis will be ready for Opening Day remains to be seen.