CHICAGO -- Matt Davidson, the White Sox third baseman of the future acquired this past offseason from Arizona for closer Addison Reed, is hitting .201 with five homers and 14 RBIs for Triple-A Charlotte. But the 23-year-old, who has battled through a deep hand bruise, has gone 12-for-34 recently, with two homers and two doubles.
"Prior to the hand bruise, which is now behind him, it was more a matter of timing for the most part," said White Sox general manager Rick Hahn. "It's not entirely rare where you see a guy who performs really well in the spring, he gets reassigned and then all of a sudden he gets off to a poor start at his Minor League affiliate.
"Matt wasn't quite where he was when he left camp, from a timing standpoint, offensively. We've been real pleased with the defense, but he wasn't able to carry over in the early part of the Minor League season what he was doing for us in Glendale. He then had the hand thing and now that the hand thing seems to be behind him, I think he's turning a corner."
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