Mets' J.D. Davis to undergo offseason surgery on torn ligament in left hand: report

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J.D. Davis grimaces after getting hit by pitch vs. Phillies
J.D. Davis grimaces after getting hit by pitch vs. Phillies

J.D. Davis had a 2021 season to forget, and now it appears that he’s headed for offseason surgery.

Davis told Justin Toscano of The Record/NorthJersey.com that he will undergo surgery shortly after the season ends to repair a ligament between his middle and ring fingers on his left hand. He could have waited a month or two and then be re-evaluated then, but Davis and the team ultimately decided that surgery now was the best option.

Davis told Toscano that the surgery will require about two months off.

Davis was placed on the IL on Sept. 26, ending a season in which he played just 73 games while slashing .285/.384/.436 with five homers and 23 RBI.

Davis was originally hit by a pitch in the left hand while facing the Phillies’ Chase Anderson on April 6. He ended up on the IL three separate times due to that nagging left hand, and even when he was healthy enough to play, Jonathan Villar earned most of the playing time at third base.

Davis is still arbitration eligible through 2024, but with the Mets likely to make sweeping changes to the roster this offseason, it’s not sure thing that Davis will return to Flushing.