Matt Davidson might make Chicago White Sox opening day roster

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Earlier this off-season, the Arizona Diamondbacks traded one of their top prospects, third baseman Matt Davidson, to the Chicago White Sox for reliever Addison Reed.

Most people assumed that the Davidson, age 22, would need more seasoning and experience before he played in the big leagues for the White Sox. But Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports that there is a chance he will make the opening day roster. About that very possibility, general manager Rick Hahn said the following:

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…There’s still a few areas he’s going to improve in and we need to see some refinement.”

A first-round pick in 2009, Davidson played in 31 games for the Diamondbacks last season. In 87 plate appearances he batted .237/.333/.434, with three home runs and 12 driven in. Head coach Robin Ventura, a third baseman himself in his playing days, says that Davidson will have a chance to win the third base job with improvements to his foot work and play in the field.

Davidson will be competing with Jeff Keppinger and Conor Gillaspie for the job.

Topics: Chicago White Sox, Matt Davidson

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