Oakland Athletics Infielder Signs In Japan

The six-year major league veteran is headed to Japan.

Matt Davidson has agreed to a one-year, $902,000 contract with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball.
Davidson likely would not have got more than a minor league contract in North America had he stayed, so his decision to earn more money overseas seems to be a logical choice.

Davidson split the 2022 season with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics' organizations, slashing a poor .147/.216/.324, with two home runs, three RBIs and three runs scored over 37 plate appearances and 13 games in the majors. 

However, the thirty-one-year-old enjoyed success in the minors, cranking 32 home runs between Oakland and Arizona's top affiliates, putting himself among the league leaders in the category.

He'll look to improve his stock overseas and, hopefully, make a return to the MLB in the future.
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