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Mets place J.D. Davis on injured list, call up Trevor Hildenberger

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Davis is on the IL with a left hand sprain.

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The Mets have placed third baseman J.D. Davis on the injured list with a left hand sprain and called up right-handed relief pitcher Trevor Hildenberger to take his place on the active roster.

Having already missed some time earlier in the season after being hit by a pitch on the hand, Davis has just 48 plate appearances on the season, but he has hit extremely well in them with a .390/.479/.610 line, a pair of home runs, and a 197 wRC+. Davis suffered the wrist injury on a swing in the Mets’ win over the Phillies on Saturday night, which he left early.

Hildenberger has made two appearances for the Mets so far this year, the first of which went very well and the second of which went very poorly. In total, he has a 15.43 ERA in two-and-one-third innings of work. With the Mets starting Joey Lucchesi tonight and Edwin Díaz having left his outing last night in Philadelphia with back stiffness, the Mets could certainly use another bullpen arm as they begin their four-game series against the Cardinals.