Mets trade Ike Davis for relief pitcher Zack Thornton

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Zack Thornton will give some much needed help to the Mets pitching rotation. (Getty Images)

NEW YORK (PIX11) — The Mets have acquired right-handed relief pitcher Zack Thornton  for infielder Ike Davis, according to a team press release.

Thornton, 24, is 2-0 with a 1.23 ERA in four games with the Indianapolis (AAA) of the International League this season.

Last year, the California native went 7-3 with five saves, a 2.63 ERA with 90 strikeouts in 42 games at three different levels in the Pirates organization in 2013.

Along with Thornton, the Mets will receive another player to be named later from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Davis, 27, has struggled thus far this season. He was hitting .208 (5-24) with one home run and five RBI in 12 games as  Met this year.