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J.D. Davis day-to-day after leaving Mets game with hand injury

Mets third baseman J.D. Davis exited Tuesday’s game against the Phillies after being struck on the left hand by a Chase Anderson fastball. The club announced X-rays were negative, and he was diagnosed with a contusion.

Davis was batting when Anderson’s 91-mph pitch sailed high and inside, striking him squarely on the left hand. Davis appeared to be in significant pain, departing following a brief conversation with head trainer Brian Chicklo. Luis Guillorme replaced Davis.

A breakout player for the Mets two years ago, Davis spent this spring attempting to prove that his offensive and defensive struggles in 2020 are a thing of the past. The Mets named him their everyday third baseman during Spring Training, and he was in the starting lineup in each of the first two games of the season.