Mets OF/3B J.D. Davis, who is working his way back from a shoulder injury, took batting practice on Tuesday and said he expects to be ready for Opening Day.
"Yeah, I feel like I'm ready enough to be ready for Opening Day and everything," Davis said. "I have no setbacks or anything right now. So feeling good, feeling strong. All the strength is there, all the range of motion is there. It's just easing it back in and I think the next thing is just live ABs, hit off the machine and maybe work on diving back to the bag and sliding. But, other than that, we're looking good right now."
Davis jammed his shoulder last week when he dove for a ball at third base, and has been rehabbing since the day after the injury -- first doing non-baseball work and then resuming baseball activity.
However, when he underwent an MRI for the injury, an old labrum injury came to light. But Davis said it wasn't impacting him.
"After looking at it and the inflammation going down, no stiffness or anything like that, we could put one, two together that it was an older injury and it wasn't affecting me at all," he explained.
Davis is expected to be the Mets' regular left fielder this season, with Brandon Nimmo in center field and Michael Conforto in right field.
But Yoenis Cespedes, who thinks he could potentially play games by mid-March, could eat into Davis' playing time.