Davidson targeting Tuesday return

Davidson targeting Tuesday return

CHICAGO -- Matt Davidson is targeting a return from the disabled list during the upcoming two-game series at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday and Wednesday after being sidelined by a bruised right wrist.

The injury stemmed from being hit by a Marcus Stroman pitch on Aug. 1. Davidson tried to come back Sunday against the Red Sox, but he was a pregame scratch.

"It's just one of those injuries. Structurally everything's good," Davidson said. "On Sunday when I was beginning to play, it was just too painful to continue on. I needed a couple more days, and we needed that. We needed some help on the bench."

Davidson hasn't swung yet, but he hopes to swing Friday and adjust from there. It's a frustrating injury, and one he has to be particularly careful with.

"I obviously use it every day with my swing and you don't want to tinker with that mechanically just to make sure it feels good," Davidson said. "Collectively we just kind of thought we'd get a couple more days out of it and try and not play with it to the end of the season, and finish it now and move on."

Trainer checks on Davidson

With his 22 homers, Davidson still maintains the team lead. He has no problems being considered a home run hitter.

"No, I'm good with that. I like home runs," Davidson said. "There's been some positive and negative this season and we're just trying to make the most out of the positives.

"You get up here and it is the best league. You're going to have to make adjustments every single season. But yeah, I think we're happy with where I'm at. We've still got some work to do and I'm excited to finish out the season strong."

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.