David Davidson (baseball)

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Dave Davidson
Relief pitcher
Born: (1984-04-23) April 23, 1984 (age 30)
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 6, 2007 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
May 22, 2009 for the Florida Marlins
Career statistics
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 30.00
Strikeouts 3

David Lawrence Davidson (born April 23, 1984) is a former professional baseball pitcher.

Davidson was drafted by the Pirates in the 10th round of the 2002 draft.[1] He has played in the Pirates organization ever since and has made it all the way to the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians. He is known as a strikeout pitcher as he has recorded over 1 strikeout per inning in his career.

On September 3, 2007 the Pirates called him up. He made his debut on September 6 and gave up 3 earned runs in 1 inning.

Davidson played in the 2008 Summer Olympics, as a member of Canada's national team. He played for Canada in the 2009 World Baseball Classic[2]

Davidson was claimed off waivers by the Florida Marlins on April 24, 2009. After a brief stint, he was again claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles who immediately optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk. However, a shoulder injury was discovered, voiding the waiver claim, and he was sent back to Florida. On October 9, 2009, Davidson was released by the Marlins [1]. He last played in 2011 with the Edmonton Capitals of the North American League.


  1. ^ "Beijing 2008". Markham Economist and Sun. 2008-08-09. p. 12. 
  2. ^ James, Peter. "Expect the unexpected when Canadian Olympic baseball team plays", Canwest News Service, July 10, 2008.

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