Oakland will be without Ike Davis for the remainder of the season. According to Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle, Davis is set to undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn hip labrum.
While the Athletics acquired Davis to provide offense and add a left-handed bat to the lineup, he has struggled to produce consistently. Over 74 games, Davis is batting .229/.301/.350 to complement three home runs and 20 RBIs. Oakland acquired Davis last offseason in a trade that involved switching international bonus pool slots.
Although he has not been able to produce regularly, Davis also spent time on the disabled list with a quad strain earlier in the year. He thrived throughout the first few weeks of the regular season but has since seen his production drop notably.
Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki underwent a similar procedure last August and was able to be healthy for spring training. As a result, the expectation likely is Davis should be able to do the same.
Though Davis could be healthy, the Athletics might not have the desire to bring Davis back in 2016. He is arbitration eligible for the last time in 2016 and is making $3.8 million this season, meaning he should prove to be relatively affordable next season. But Davis' struggles will likely lead Oakland to non-tender him, however, and as a result he could have an opportunity to test the market this winter.