D-backs select INF Matt Davidson from Reno, send down Corbin Martin

Apr 21, 2022, 10:05 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced three roster moves on Thursday ahead of their matchup with the Washington Nationals.

Infielder Matt Davidson was selected from Triple-A Reno to the big league roster while Corbin Martin was optioned to the Nevada-based affiliate.

Additionally, the team designated pitcher Matt Peacock for assignment.

Davidson could add some much needed pop to a D-backs’ lineup that ranks last in batting average and third-to-last in runs scored to start off the season, despite blasting off for 11 runs on Wednesday against the Nationals.

Primarily a first and third baseman, Davidson leads all minor league hitters with eight home runs to start the year while boasting a .955 slugging percentage and 1.426 OPS.

His big league career consists of 31 games with the D-backs in 2013 when he hit .237 with 12 RBI.

Davidson has also had MLB stints with the Chicago White Sox from from 2016-18 and with the Cincinnati Reds in 2020.

Martin has appeared in just two games for Arizona this season totaling nine strikeouts in six inning pitched to go with a 3.00 ERA and 1.17 WHIP.

Peacock was designated for assignment after making two appearances this season.

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