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White Sox Minor League Update: July 5-11

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Scores, news and more from around the White Sox farm system

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

With Conor Gillaspie unable to field his position and Gordon Beckham unable to hit, there seems to be an opening for a third baseman who can do even a little bit of both.

That's where Matt Davidson comes into play. There's nothing particularly exciting about Davidson's season on the whole -- .233/.327/.403 with 13 homers and 13 doubles while playing half his games in Charlotte's hitter heaven -- but it's worth pointing out that he's probably had his best run of strike-zone control since he joined the White Sox organization.

Over his last 10 games, he's drawn nine walks to just eight strikeouts over 42 plate appearances. For most players, that wouldn't be remarkable, but a 19-percent strikeout rate for any stretch longer than a week -- which includes three zero-strikeout games -- is basically new territory for Davidson since we've been acquainted with him.

It can all be undone with a golden sombrero or two, but it's something to watch for as the trade deadline gives the Sox an opportunity to reallocate some positions on the 25-man roster.

Sunday's box scores will appear below shortly.