Davis, Reyes take steps forward

Davis, Reyes take steps forward

SAN FRANCISCO -- The good news on Ike Davis continued to roll in from Arizona on Saturday, and the Mets were hopeful to see some positive signs from Jose Reyes in San Francisco as well.

Davis ran on a treadmill, putting 100 percent of his weight on his injured left ankle for the first time, and felt "great," Mets manager Terry Collins said. The next step for Davis will be running on the field either Sunday or Monday, and he can move forward from there, hopefully avoiding season-ending microfracture surgery.

For now, he remains in his native Arizona working with Fischer Sports, and Collins couldn't help but be a little optimistic given the latest developments.

"He finished the running program and did not have any discomfort," Collins said Saturday. "We'll certainly wait until tomorrow to see how it is, but obviously that's terrific news."

As for Reyes, Collins said the injured shortstop would begin hitting, throwing and fielding during batting practice Saturday at AT&T Park. At this point, the tentative plan is to have Reyes return from his left hamstring strain on July 22, when the Mets begin a 10-game road trip through Florida, Cincinnati and Washington. Davis and David Wright could be on track to return around the same time.

"They're all similar," Collins said. "Ike's been out a little bit longer than the other guys, and we have to get his legs under him because that's been the issue for him, where for David it was the back. If they can all proceed the way we think, we're looking at three more weeks and we should be in pretty good shape."