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Rays Interested In Matt Davidson

Posted On: Jan 13, 2019   |   Posted By: MLB Trade Rumors

The Rays are showing interest in free-agent corner infielder Matt Davidson as a potential two-way option, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic tweets.
To this point, the 27-year-old Davidson has mostly made a name for himself on the offensive end. He was a former top-100 prospect who combined for 46 home runs with the White Sox from 2017-18, during which he batted a so-so .224/.291/.345 in 939 plate appearances. He's coming off the better of those two years, though, as he walked a career-high 10.5 percent of the time and posted a 104 wRC+ across 496 PAs. More interestingly, Davidson was somewhat of a late-season factor out of Chicago's bullpen, as he tossed 3 1/3 innings of one-hit ball in three appearances from June through August.
Since the 2018 campaign ended, Davidson has worked to become more of a legitimate option on the mound, and the White Sox reportedly liked what they saw out of the right-hander's 92 mph fastball. Still, rather than pay Davidson a projected $2.4MM via...

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