Mets end seasons of Davis, Rice

The New York Mets have shut down first baseman Ike Davis and reliever Scott Rice for the remainder of the season, placing both players on the 60-day disabled list Monday.

Davis has been sidelined since Aug. 31 with an oblique strain, while Rice is dealing with a sports hernia and last pitched on Tuesday.

The move puts an end to a disappointing 2013 campaign for Davis, who led the Mets with 32 homers while knocking in a career-best 90 runs last year. The 26- year-old hit just .205 with nine homers and 33 RBI over 103 games this season, however, and spent nearly a month in the minors while struggling badly at the plate.

Rice made the Mets out of spring training as a 31-year-old rookie and has pitched in a team-high 73 games, posting a 4-5 record with a 3.71 ERA.

In addition, New York called up three players from Triple-A Las Vegas prior to Monday's game against Washington, including veteran pitcher Aaron Harang. The journeyman right-hander is slated to start Thursday versus the Nationals.

The Mets also recalled outfielder Mike Baxter and purchased the contract of Juan Centeno from the 51s.