Matt Davidson

#22 3B / Chi. White Sox / EXP: 1YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 230 lb Age: 24 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by Igor Mello |

      White Sox trim down roster on Wednesday

      The White Sox made another round of roster cuts on Wednesday, optioning Matt Davidson, Adrian Nieto, Tyler Saladino, Kevan Smith and Trayce Thompson to Triple-A Charlotte. Raul Fernandez and Michael Ynoa were optioned to Double-A Birmingham, per the team's official website. Chicago also reassigned Dan Black, Andy LaRoche, J.D. Martin, Jared Mitchell, Tim Anderson and Tyler Danish to minor-league camp.

    • by Dave Peters |

      Matt Davidson is hopeful for a return on Friday

      White Sox third baseman Matt Davidson is hopeful that he'll return to action on Friday, per the team's offical website. Davidson has been sidelined by a stress reaction in his left scapula. He had been experiencing soreness since the third Cactus League game. On Thursday, he swung the bat and significant progress was made in his recovery. "It's just not fun to swing with that and especially the first couple of weeks of spring," Davidson said. "It's not something where you want to start the season and have it gradually grow. We shut it down for a little bit, rehabbed it and I should be good to go."

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      White Sox prospect Matt Davidson humbled by down year in 2014

      White Sox third base prospect Matt Davidson entered the 2014 season as a consensus top-100 prospect, but unfortunately didn't look the part, as he hit a disappointing .199 with 164 strikeouts in 130 games at Triple-A Charlotte last season. "It was very humbling," Davidson said Thursday, per the Chicago Tribune. "Last year, this jersey with the Sox logo on it and my name on the back felt non-existent, like I would never reach it. To kind of come back here with the same number and see it, it's a really cool experience, to just play this game of baseball. Last year, I felt like it was gone, which was a very scary feeling that I've never felt before. I took things for granted for sure." While last spring Davidson entered camp with a chance to win the starting job at third base that won't be the case this year with Conor Gillaspie entrenched as the starter. Davidson instead will focus on mechanics and thought processes rather taking a results-based approach. "They still believe in me," Davidson said. "I could be in a lot worse position than I am right now, so I understand that. I take that and all the positives I can because last year, it was negative first."

    • by Chris Cwik |

      White Sox's Matt Davidson looking to put last year behind him

      White Sox third base prospect Matt Davidson is looking to put last season behind him, according to CSN. Davidson had an awful year after coming over to the club in the offseason. The 23-year-old hit just .199/.283/.362 over 478 at-bats in Triple-A. Coming into the year, Davidson was considered one of the team's better prospects. While the stats were awful, Davidson maintained that it wasn't due to injury. "Last year, just a lot of bad things as far as my confidence level," Davidson said. He admitted that he put pressure on himself after being dealt for closer Addison Reed, and things went downhill from there. With the new season set to begin soon, Davidson is hoping his fortunes will turn. "We're working to put a really good 2015 together," he said. "Start from scratch and go enjoy the year."

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Matt Davidson finally getting on track at Triple-A

      White Sox third baseman Matt Davidson has had a rough season for Triple-A Charlotte following his demotion this spring. Though, after struggling for most of the season, Davidson finally seems to be turning the corner offensively for the Knights. Davidson homered twice Monday, bringing his season total to 15 and finishing June with nine home runs and a .565 slugging percentage in 26 games. In his last 10 games, Davidson is batting .353 (12 for 34) with a .476 on-base percentage, .794 slugging percentage, 1.270 OPS, three doubles, four home runs, seven RBI, seven walks, nine strikeouts and 11 runs. For the season, he is batting .201 with a .280 on-base percentage, .414 slugging percentage, .694 OPS and 96 strikeouts in 74 games.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Matt Davidson among roster cuts Sunday

      The White Sox announced Sunday they made five roster moves, including optioning outfielder Jordan Danks, third baseman Matt Davidson and pitcher Jake Petricka to Triple-A Charlotte. The White Sox also reassigned Dylan Axelrod to minor-league camp and released pitcher Mitchell Boggs.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Conor Gillaspie leading third-base competition for ChiSox

      If the season were to start tomorrow, it appears the White Sox would go with Conor Gillaspie as the starting third baseman over challengers Matt Davidson, Marcus Semien and Jeff Keppinger. Gillaspie entered play Monday batting .278 (5 for 18) with a .500 slugging percentage, one double, one home run and three RBI in seven games. "To me, he's just in a better spot this year confidence-wise, knowledge-wise on what he needs to do to play, offensively, defensively," manager Robin Ventura told reporters in Arizona, per ESPN. "He actually had one game that wasn't very good, but everybody has those and you have to be able to get over that and still have the confidence, and he's done that."

    • by Chris Cwik |

      Matt Davidson working to hit to all fields

      White Sox third baseman Matt Davidson has been working to hit to all fields, according to the Chicago Sun Times. Davidson has been working with hitting coach Todd Steverson in the cages on his new approach. Davidson said he can't get pull happy at the plate. He's expected to compete for a spot on the team's 25-man roster. Davidson hit .237/.333/.434 in 76 at-bats last year.

    • by R.J. White |

      Matt Davidson facing long odds to make opening day roster

      White Sox first baseman Matt Davidson is facing long odds in his bid to make the teams' opening day roster, reports. "It certainly is possible he breaks with us Opening Day, but if that's not the case we'll see a lot of him this season once we feel he truly is ready," Hahn said on MLB Network's 'Clubhouse Confidential.' "There's still a few areas he's going to improve in and we need to see some refinement."\ Among other areas, Davidson needs to improve his footwork at third base. A good spring-training performance will be crucial for his opening-day status. Davidson hit .237/.333/.434 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 76 at-bats with the Diamondbacks last season.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Matt Davidson will have to earn spot in starting lineup

      While Matt Davidson might be the White Sox's third baseman of the future following his offseason acquisition from the Diamondbacks, if he wants to open the 2014 season in the major-league starting lineup, then manager Robin Ventura said he's going to have to earn it. "We still have guys who can play there, but it's a competition, definitely," Ventura said Wednesday, per "He has every reason to go in there and try to win the job. "That's for a lot of spots. Guys are going to come in and you have a chance to win that job, but you do have other guys who can play there. Depending on how it goes in spring training, you make adjustments after that. But I venture to say for him he's going in there trying to win the job." Even if Ventura isn't ready to commit to Davidson as the team's starting third baseman, it appears Ventura believes he could be close to being a major-league regular. "You want him to play. But you start watching him, moving around, how he goes about his business, he fits the part. He looks like a big leaguer," Ventura said. "He can hit and has the power and everything else. Defensively, I got that rap, too, for a while, so I'm not worried about that."

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