LAKELAND, Fla. — The first significant injury scare of spring training is upon the Mets.
J.D. Davis departed Tuesday’s game after jamming his left shoulder on a diving play at third base that kept him on the ground for an extended period as he spoke with the team trainer. Davis is scheduled to have an MRI exam on Wednesday.
“Right now it feels fine,” Davis said before departing Publix Field, where the Mets lost 9-6 to the Tigers. “It feels dead. It feels weak. Right now a little stiff, but it’s OK right now.”
Davis said he was examined by a Tigers doctor and told his rotator cuff and labrum weren’t damaged.
Earlier in the game, Davis — who is attempting to refine his third-base play after spending most of last season in left field — looked smooth in starting a 5-4-3 double play.
“He is out there playing the game the way he plays,” manager Luis Rojas said. “He dives for the ball and he jams his shoulder and he feels something he’s probably never felt before. He just stays there until he gets some assistance. Once we got there he started talking and kind of like interacting with the trainer, he got more comfortable. We’ll see overnight how he…