Diamondbacks Call Up Slugging Corner Man

After a blistering hot start at Triple-A, and a 9-year absence from his last tour of duty in the desert, veteran third baseman Matt Davidson has been called up by the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 31-year-old has already slugged 8 home runs at Reno this season, with 12 RBIs, in just 11 games. And he celebrated his reunion in style, with a home run in his 1st at-bat with the Snakes. 

Davidson hadn't had a taste of the majors since 2020 while with the Cincinnati Reds, just a small 20-game sample. His last full-time role in the big leagues came during a 2-year span with the Chicago White Sox in 2017 and 2018, when he hit 46 home runs over that time, averaging about 420 at-bats per season. 

The former 1st-round draft pick of the D-Backs in 2009, Davidson started his career there in 2013, but only got into 31 games. His next appearance in the majors wasn't until 2016 when he joined the White Sox. 

His batting average has always left a bit to be desired, with a .223 career average in MLB, but his 386/.471/.955 start at AAA this season is enough to intrigue the Snakes into giving him another look, after 9 years. 

The D-Backs have also optioned pitcher Corbin Martin to Reno, while designating pitcher Matt peacock for assignment. 

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