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Yankees sign Ike Davis

Former Mets first baseman and Ike Davis will try to get his career on track across town.

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Former Mets first baseman Ike Davis has signed with the New York Yankees. The player and club agreed on a major league contract over the weekend, which means Davis should get playing time while Mark Teixeira remains on the disabled list.

Mets fans remember Davis's four seasons in Queens. He hit .264/.351/.440 with 19 home runs in his rookie season in 2010 and got off to a great start in 2011, but he missed the grand majority of that season due to injury. He came back in 2012 and hit .227/.308/.462 with 32 home runs. The following two seasons told a far different story, as Davis struggled in 2013 and was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a minimal return shortly after the 2014 season began.

Since then, Davis has struggled to hit consistently, and he's bounced around a bit. He didn't hit much in 74 games with the A's last year, and before joining the Yankees, Davis was playing every day for the Round Rock Express, the Texas Rangers' Triple-A affiliate.

Before he was dealt to Pittsburgh in 2014, Davis was effectively beat out for the Mets' everyday job at first base by Lucas Duda, who has hit .247/.344/.477 with 64 home runs since the start of the 2014 season.