Davidson went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Tigers. Davidson has rocked the Tigers, going 5-for-8 with a double and four RBI over the first two games of the series. However, that two-game outburst comes after a 17-game stretch in which he hit just .111 (7-for-63) while striking out in nearly 39 percent of his at-bats. The power he showed earlier in the season was helpful to fantasy teams, particularly while he maintained a batting average in the .250-.260 range, but Davidson has settled back in to the low-average hitter he's shown to be in the minors. He has 24 home runs this season, but they've come with a lot of baggage.
Davidson is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Royals, 601 Sports Radio Kansas City reports. He will sit out for just the second time in the last 17 games, however Davidson is hitting just .121/.148/.259 with two home runs and 24 strikeouts in 58 at-bats over that span. Jose Abreu starts at DH while Nicky Delmonico starts at first base against righty Sam Gaviglio.
Davidson went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 9-4 loss to the Indians. Davidson's first-inning homer, his 24th of the season, gave the White Sox a brief, early lead but that was the end of Chicago's output. The 26-year-old has provided a lot of juice to a lineup that lacks pop, but we're now seeing the batting average tumble. He had been able to hang around the .240-.250 through much of the summer, but is now sitting at .228 after an 18-game stretch of .149 (10-for-67). There isn't an in-house option at third base ready to come up from the minors to play the position next season, so you'll likely see Davidson bubble up on fantasy cheatsheets next year. You'll have to decide whether his 25-30 homer potential is here to stay and worth it while carrying a low-.200s average and prodigious strikeout rate (38.3 percent).
Davidson is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Tigers. The White Sox reinstated Davidson from the DL on Friday, but Davidson will not immediately return to the lineup. Davidson hit just .210 in July before landing on the DL with a wrist injury and he's striking out at a 38.3 percent clip this season, but given the options behind him at third base (Yolmer Sanchez, Tyler Saladino), it seems likely that he will be in the lineup more often than not down the stretch.
Davidson (wrist) was reinstated from the disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Tigers. Davidson only needed one rehab appearance with Triple-A Charlotte before returning to the big-league club, and it appears as though he's ready to go for this weekend's series versus Detroit. Throughout the course of the season, Davidson is hitting .238/.284/.500 with 22 home runs and 51 RBI and should continue to receive regular starts for Chicago moving forward.
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