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Reports: Mets open to dealing Ike Davis

Ike Davis throws his bat after flying out

Ike Davis throws his bat after flying out in the seventh inning of a game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. (Aug. 7, 2012) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

The Mets could trade Ike Davis this offseason in order to open up first base for Lucas Duda and fill needs in other areas, according to multiple reports.

The team is unhappy with Davis not taking coaching advice and staying out late on game nights, according to ESPNNewYork.com.

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News tweeted that one Mets source told him the club "Won't shop either [Davis or Duda] aggressively...but will be open to right deal for either."

Davis, a slick fielder at first base, is hitting .223 this year after suffering through a slow start. But he has 27 home runs and 81 RBIs and is a career .251 hitter in 1,123 at-bats.

Duda is hitting .246 with 14 home runs this season. A natural first baseman, Duda has played mostly in right field in the majors and has struggled with his fielding. He was sent to the minors in July after a prolonged slump, but was recalled in late August.

Tags: Ike Davis , Lucas Duda , Mets

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