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.
The Reds selected Davidson's contract from their alternate training site Wednesday.
Davidson will provide the Reds with an extra right-handed power bat off the bench during the team's wild-card series with the Braves, which begins Wednesday. Before he was outrighted off the 40-man roster earlier this month, Davidson appeared in 22 regular-season games with Cincinnati, supplying a .629 OPS across 47 plate appearances.
Davidson cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to the Reds' alternate training site.
Davidson was cast off the Reds' 40-man roster Tuesday, but he'll remain in the organization going forward. The 29-year-old saw limited playing time in the majors this year, slashing .163/.234/.395 over 47 plate appearances.
Davidson was designated for assignment by the Reds on Tuesday.
Davidson filled a part-time role for the Reds this season but didn't do much with his opportunities, hitting just .163/.234/.395 in 47 plate appearances. Tyler Stephenson was recalled to take his place on the roster.
Davidson went 1-for-2 with a grand slam in Friday's 4-2 win over the Cardinals.
Davidson pinch hit for Josh VanMeter in the sixth inning, and he immediately blasted the third pitch he saw far over the left field wall. It's the third homer of the year for Davidson, who has added 10 RBI, three runs scored and a double in 23 plate appearances. He'll likely remain in a bench role.
Davidson went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run in Friday's 8-3 win over the Brewers.
Batting cleanup as the first baseman, Davidson capped off the scoring in a six-run second inning with his first long ball of the season. In fact, it was his first MLB homer in nearly two calendar years -- his last was Sept. 3, 2018 as a member of the White Sox. On the strength of a hot spring training and summer camp, Davidson has carved out a role against left-handed pitching.
Davidson denied Saturday that he had COVID-19, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Davidson experienced symptoms following last week's Opening Day game and did test positive on one test but tested negative on all future tests, including tests for antibodies. That explains why he was able to return just one week later, appearing off the bench Friday against the Tigers.
Davidson was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Friday.
Davidson tested positive for the virus Saturday but is back with the team after being sidelined for less than a week. He served as the designated hitter against a lefty on Opening Day and could be set to continue in that role going forward, with Jesse Winker earning the starts against righties.
Davidson was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Saturday.
Davidson started in the Reds' Opening Day contest Friday, but he'll now be sidelined for the foreseeable future after testing positive for COVID-19. It's unclear whether the 29-year-old is exhibiting symptoms, but he'll have to produce two negative tests before MLB protocol allows him to rejoin the team.
Davidson will bat sixth and serve as the designated hitter in Friday's Opening Day game against Detroit.
Davidson is seemingly in line to fill the short side of a platoon as designated hitter, as he'll be preferred to Jesse WInker at the position with a lefty (Matthew Boyd) on the mound for the Tigers. The 29-year-old owns a 119 career wRC+ against lefties (compared to an 88 wRC+ against righties), so he should be well-suited to the role.
Davidson made the Reds' Opening Day roster after his contract was officially selected by the team Friday.
The temporarily expanded 30-man rosters create space for players like Davidson to make the team. The 29-year-old hit a respectable .228/.319/.419 for the White Sox in 2018, his most recent big-league season. While that line was good for a slightly above-average 104 wRC+, that's not a particularly exciting number for a player limited to the infield corners defensively, and with Joey Votto and Eugenio Suarez locking down Davidson's preferred positions, it's unlikely he'll be much more than a bench bat this season.
Davidson homered twice in Friday's intrasquad scrimmage, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Davidson has an outside chance of making the Reds' Opening Day roster, perhaps benefiting from the expanded 30-man roster. If he makes it, he'd be almost exclusively as a pinch hitter with the rare spot start at first or third.
Davidson will be a part of the Reds' 60-man player pool this season.
He hit .333/.429/.778 with two home runs and six strikeouts in 21 plate appearances as a non-roster invitee this spring. Davidson will be training at Great American Ball Park with the Reds' best hitters, so he could see MLB time this season, particularly as a designated hitter.
Davidson (hand) will start at third base and bat eighth in Monday's Cactus League game against the Dodgers.
Davidson was able to avoid an extended absence after being struck on the hand by a pitch in Saturday's game against the Padres, resulting in his early departure. The fact that Davidson is occupying a spot in the infield rather than serving as a designated hitter implies that the hand injury is no longer affecting him at the plate or in the field.
Davidson left Saturday's spring training game after getting hit on the hand by a pitch, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
This is the second time this week that Davidson has been hit on the hand with a pitch and had to leave a spring training game.
Davidson (hand) will start at first base and bat seventh Thursday in the Reds' Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Davidson was removed from the Reds' Cactus League opener Sunday against the Giants after being hit on the hand by a pitch, but his early exit looks to have been mostly precautionary. After appearing as a reserve and logging two at-bats in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Angels, Davidson has now received the green light to re-enter the Reds' spring lineup.
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