Davidson was assigned to minor-league camp Tuesday. Davidson was always a long shot to crack the Dodgers' very talented roster, and his .693 spring OPS certainly didn't improve his chances. He could potentially earn a call-up at some point this year but isn't likely to see anything more than a bench role.
Davidson threw a bullpen session recently and believes he'll pitch in a Cactus League game during spring training, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports. Davidson has tossed 6.1 innings as a major leaguer, allowing two earned runs and notching a 3:3 K:BB. He remains a long shot to break camp with the Dodgers, but his ability to pitch gives him a bit of a boost in his quest to make the club. If he does log time on the major-league roster this season, Davidson will likely function primarily as a bench bat, though he could potentially see some mop-up duty on the mound.
Davidson is "in the mix" to earn a roster spot during the 2021 season, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Davidson has worked mainly as a designated hitter over the past three seasons, but he's been throwing in the bullpen early in spring training. The Dodgers have a talented lineup and bullpen heading into the season, but manager Dave Roberts still said that he's in contention for a roster spot if he pitches well during camp.
Davidson signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers on Tuesday that includes an invitation to major-league spring training, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. The 29-year-old appeared in 22 games for the Reds in 2020 and had a .163/.234/.395 slash line with three homers in 47 plate appearances. Davidson will face long odds of cracking Los Angeles' talented Opening Day roster.
Davidson cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday. The 29-year-old was DFA'd in early September before rejoining the big-league club for the playoffs, so it's not a major surprise to see him cast off the 40-man roster after the season. Davidson had a .163/.234/.395 slash line with three homers and 13 strikeouts in 47 plate appearances this season.