Davidson's X-rays negative after HBP on wrist

Davidson's X-rays negative after HBP on wrist

CHICAGO -- White Sox designated hitter/third baseman Matt Davidson is listed as day-to-day after exiting Toronto's 8-4 victory in the sixth inning Tuesday with a bruised right wrist.

Davidson, who leads the team with 22 home runs, was struck by a Marcus Stroman pitch in the hamate area between the wrist and the palm in the fourth inning. Davidson stayed in the game until his next at-bat, when Kevan Smith pinch-hit for him and launched a two-run home run.

"It's pretty sore right now," Davidson said. "But you know all the X-rays are negative and everything structurally looks good.

"Just kind of see how it bounces back. It kind of got me in the wrist so kind of swelled up pretty good right after I hit it. I just didn't really feel comfortable swinging. I had a lot of pain in there with the bending. We got some treatment on it and it's all good now."

The plan for Davidson is to get to Guaranteed Rate Field early Wednesday before the afternoon series finale and get more treatment. He'll see how the wrist feels at that point and go from there.

"It kind of got worse as the swelling just kind of built up," Davidson said. "When I got hit, it was fine. It hurt, but I mean nothing that I thought was wrong. It just kind of swelled up in the area and didn't feel too good swinging off the tee, so I just made sure to get some treatment on it first."

"I'll check him in the morning," White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. "It was sore enough for him to not get back there and hit again. It's more just a bruise but it's an uncomfortable situation. You need your hand to hit. We'll see [Wednesday] how he feels."

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.