White Sox Trade Reed To Diamondbacks; Acquire 3B Davidson
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(CBS) The White Sox have shipped out another pitcher, this time dealing Addison Reed to the Diamondbacks in exchange for third baseman Matt Davidson.
The 22-year-old Davidson hit .280 (124-443) with 32 doubles, 17 home runs, 74 RBI, 55 runs scored, a .350 on-base percentage and .481 slugging percentage in 115 games with Triple-A Reno in 2013.
“As a young, power-hitting third baseman, Matt has put up impressive offensive numbers at every stop in the minor leagues, often as one of the youngest players at his level,” White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement. “We view him as potentially a middle of the order, run-producing third baseman for a long time.”
He was named a Pacific Coast League midseason All-Star and won the 2013 Triple-A Home Run Derby.
Davidson appeared in 31 games (18 starts at third base) for the Diamondback in 2013, hitting .237 (18-76) with three home runs and 12 RBIs. He made his Major League debut on Aug. 11 and hit all three of his home runs in an eight-day span.
The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Davidson entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 4 Prospect and ‘Best Power Hitter’ in the Diamondbacks organization.
Reed, 24, went 5-4 with a 3.79 ERA, 40 saves and 72 strikeouts over 68 relief appearances with the White Sox last season.