Designated Hitter - Cincinnati Reds
Date of Birth: March 26, 1991 (29 years old)
Dodgers' Matt Davidson: Expects to pitch in exhibition game
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.
Dodgers' Matt Davidson: Competing for roster spot
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.
Dodgers' Matt Davidson: Joins Dodgers as non-roster invitee
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.
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