Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen gave everyone a big sigh of relief when he said last Wednesday that J.D. Davis' shoulder injury was nothing to worry about.
And Davis' work on Sunday in Port St. Lucie proves that.
Van Wagenen said that Davis' injury, which came from diving for a grounder in a spring training game last Tuesday, would have him sit out of any baseball activity for a week before being re-evaluated. But, according to NorthJersey.com's Justin Toscano, Davis is taking ground balls in the outfield, playing catch, and working on one-arm swings with his right hand.
So Davis appears to be already ahead of schedule, which is always a good sign. Still there is no timetable for when he will return for more spring games.
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. But the Mets want Davis to feel comfortable playing the position if/when he gets called upon by manager Luis Rojas to play the hot corner.
Davis' MRI on the shoulder revealed an old labrum injury, something Davis was relieved to see.
"It sounds like we're in a pretty good spot with it overall," Van Wagenen said.