Davis scratched due to soreness in calves

Davis scratched due to soreness in calves

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Add Ike Davis to the Mets' rapidly growing list of walking wounded.

Davis was a late scratch from Monday's lineup due to soreness in both calves. He said the issue first began affecting him during Sunday's workout, and he did not wish to risk further injury.

"I started getting tight [Sunday] and there was no reason to push it," Davis said, predicting a return to the lineup Tuesday, or Wednesday at the latest.

Injury concerns were prevalent yet mild in other corners of the clubhouse, as well. Outfielder Eric Young Jr., who has yet to play in a Grapefruit League game due to midsection tightness, participated in full baseball activities Monday and expects to make his Grapefruit League debut Tuesday.

Pitcher Jon Niese also threw off a mound Monday for the first time since flying back to New York for an MRI on his sore left shoulder. Shortstops Ruben Tejada and Wilfredo Tovar and starting pitcher Bartolo Colon have all spent time on the sidelines due to nagging injuries as well, though the Mets do not consider any of them serious.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.