May 12, 2021

Mets’ J.D. Davis hits for first time since shoulder scare (New York Post)

PORT ST. LUCIE — J.D. Davis is back into baseball workout mode, just over a week after a hard landing on his left shoulder put a scare into the player and the Mets.

On Wednesday, Davis took batting practice, grounders and fly balls for the first time since receiving the diagnosis of swelling in his left shoulder. During that MRI exam it was revealed Davis had a labrum tear that was believed to be an old injury.

Davis indicated his movements in the last few days have confirmed it wasn’t a new tear.

Davis injured the shoulder diving for a grounder at third base on Feb. 25 in Lakeland, Fla. He remained on the ground for an extended period, heightening fears that he would be lost long term.

“All the strength is there, all the range of motion is there, it’s just easing it back in,” Davis said, noting that his next step will likely be hitting live pitching.

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