Report: Yankees sign 1B Ike Davis

Sunday June 12th, 2016

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The New York Yankees have reached a deal with first baseman Ike Davis, reports Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball. 

The move comes just hours after the veteran was released by the Texas Rangers. Davis had played in 39 games with Triple-A Round Rock this season, hitting .268 with four home runs and 12 RBIs.

He saw a limited role with the Oakland Athletics last season, hitting .229 with three home runs.

The Yankees have struggled with injuries at first base this season, losing Mark Teixeira, Greg Bird, Dustin Ackley and Chris Parmelee.

Rob Refsynder, New York’s current starting first baseman, had never played the position before last month.

The Yankees (31–31) currently sit fourth in the AL East standings. 

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