Davidson (back) will miss Thursday's matchup against the Orioles, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports. Davidson will hit the bench for the second straight game as he continues to deal with back stiffness. He'll be considered day-to-day until more news on his issue becomes available. Jose Rondon will once again take Davidson's place as the designated hitter.
Davidson was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Orioles, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports. It's unclear what prompted Davidson's removal from the lineup at this point. Jose Rondon will slide into the lineup in his place, hitting seventh and serving as the designated hitter.
Davidson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a game-winning sacrifice fly in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Cubs. Davidson homered twice in the series and drove in five runs, giving him the team lead with 24 RBI through 34 games. And he's doing that while maintaining a serviceable batting line (.261/.383/.591). His overall approach at the plate has been better in 2018, something easily spotted in fewer strikeouts (30.5 K%) and more walks (16.1 BB%). Additionally, Davidson has been swinging at fewer pitches outside the zone, dropping that figure from 33.4 percent in 2017 to 23.3 percent this season.
Davidson went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer Saturday against the Cubs. The home run -- Davidson's 10th of the season -- was an eighth-inning shot off Carl Edwards that cut the deficit to four. Davidson is now hitting .250/.380/.563 on the season.
Davidson is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Twins. Davidson will take a seat Saturday as right-hander Lance Lynn takes the mound for the Twins. Daniel Palka is serving as designated hitter for the White Sox, and Davidson could see increased field work in the near future with Yoan Moncada (hamstring) landing on the 10-day disabled list.
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