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J.D. Davis leaves Mets game after being hit on hand, but x-rays are negative

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Davis was hit by a pitch and appeared to be in some pain as he left the game.

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

J.D. Davis left the Mets’ game in Philadelphia early tonight, as he was hit on the hand by a pitch from Phillies starter Chase Anderson, but the Mets announced that x-rays on Davis’s hand were negative.

Davis came into the 2021 season as the Mets’ everyday third baseman after hitting .247/.371/.389 with a 116 wRC+ in the shortened 2020 season. It’s good news that x-rays turned out okay, but for however long he’s unable to play, the Mets have a few options at third. Tonight, they put Luis Guillorme into the game to run for Davis and take over at third. And they could also play Jonathan Villar at third, though he doesn’t have a ton of experience playing the position. Ideally, Davis won’t be out for long, and the Mets can play their ideal lineup.

Through five plate appearances in the Mets’ very young season, Davis has gone 1-for-5 with a walk.