Mets News: Luis Rojas Gives Update on J.D. Davis Injury

New York Mets manager Luis Rojas gives an update on J.D. Davis' injury.
New York Mets manager Luis Rojas gives an update on J.D. Davis' injury. / Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Heading into the halfway point of the 2021 MLB season, there's a lot to be excited for New York Mets fans. Jacob deGrom is the favorite to take home both the NL Cy Young and MVP awards and New York is finally beginning to get healthy after a barrage of injuries.

One of those healthy returns is coming in the form of third baseman J.D. Davis. Recently, Mets manager Luis Rojas provided an update on Davis' injury, including a potential timeline for his return.

Mets Injury Update

Davis has been out since the beginning of May due to a left middle finger sprain, and even was placed on the 60-day injured list at one point. It's been a slow, long rehab process, but Rojas is expecting his third baseman back shortly.

According to Rojas, Davis is close to ready, but won't return before the All-Star break. Honestly, it seems like an exercise of caution for the Mets, especially considering Davis has already made four rehab appearances at Triple-A Syracuse.

It's understandable the Mets are willing to take the cautious approach here. Jonathan Villar has filled in for Davis at third base and performed quite well. He's not quite the hitter as Davis, slashing just .238/.324/.397 compared to Davis' career average of .274/.353/.457. Still, Villar plays above-average defense at the hot corner, only committing 6 errors in 2021.

Right now, the Mets own the fifth-best odds (+950) to win the World Series, according to the latest MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. Remaining close to fully healthy will be a huge priority down the stretch and into postseason baseball.

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