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Jeff DaVanon | Outfielder

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (40) / 12/8/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: San Diego State
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Jeff DaVanon went 2-for-5 in his debut for Triple-A Charlotte on Friday.
DaVanon was a nice pickup for the White Sox, though he's probably not going to get a look unless the White Sox decide they don't have the at-bats available to make it worth carrying both Alexei Ramirez and Carlos Quentin. Someone needs to tell Ozzie Guillen that he's just like Darin Erstad, only if Erstad could still hit a little. Sat, Apr 5, 2008 03:50:00 AM

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Padres released outfielder Jeff DaVanon and first baseman Robert Fick.

DaVanon still hasn't disapled any power since shoulder surgery, so the Padres chose to cut him despite a .450 OBP in 31 at-bats. This clears the way for either Chase Headley or Paul McAnulty to make the team. It would also seem to make it more likely that they'll carry Rule-5 pick Callix Crabbe.
Sat, Mar 22, 2008 04:47:00 PM

Jeff DaVanon reached all four times he was up Wednesday, going 2-for-2 with two walks.

DaVanon is batting .333 with four walks in 18 at-bats. Barring a late-spring acquisition, he figures to make the Padres as a reserve outfielder. Still, fantasy value could be hard to come by.
Wed, Mar 12, 2008 07:36:00 PM

The Padres have agreed to terms with outfielder Jeff DaVanon on a minor league contract, according to the San Diego Union Tribune.

With Jim Edmonds set to start in center field for the Padres, DaVanon figures to be at most a bench bat and could begin the season at Triple-A.
Thu, Dec 20, 2007 10:06:00 AM

Athletics purchased the contract of outfielder Jeff DaVanon from Triple-A Sacramento.

DaVanon hit .326/.442/.419 in 43 at-bats for Sacramento. If his shoulder is healthy, he could be a nice asset off the bench for the A's. Still, there's little reason to pick him up in AL-only leagues just yet.
Fri, Aug 17, 2007 06:03:00 PM

Athletics signed veteran outfielder Jeff DaVanon and assigned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

DaVanon, who was drafted by the A's in 1995 but traded as a minor leaguer, was released Aug. 4 by the Diamondbacks. He could get the call to the majors in September when the rosters expand.
Sun, Aug 12, 2007 10:34:00 AM

Jeff DaVanon has been designated for assignment by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The club needed room after grabbing Jeff Cirillo on waivers from Minnesota on Friday. DaVanon had struggled to a .154 mark since being activated last month.
Sat, Aug 4, 2007 06:29:00 PM

Jeff DaVanon started in right field and batted leadoff in his first game back from the disabled list on Tuesday.

"I know on this team I'm more of a setup guy than a hit-the-long-ball kind of guy," DaVanon said. "I try to take as many pitches and get as deep in the counts as possible so that when I get up here I can do the same things." DaVanon should have a little value in NL-only leagues, but after watching him throw during Tuesday's game one has to question if his balky shoulder is completely healed.
Wed, Jul 18, 2007 08:56:00 AM

Diamondbacks activated outfielder Jeff DaVanon from the 60-day disabled list.

DaVanon should have some value in NL-only leagues if he can stay healthy. How much depends on whether Conor Jackson sees considerable time in the outfield or just plays there once or twice per week. DaVanon hit .290 with five homers and 10 steals in 221 at-bats last season.
Tue, Jul 17, 2007 12:17:00 AM

Jeff DaVanon (shoulder) played his second of three scheduled rehab games with for Triple-A on Friday.

"He’s been swinging the bat real well," Arizona manager Bob Melvin said. "I don’t know if he’s 100 percent comfortable throwing yet." DaVanon should return early next week.
Sat, Jul 14, 2007 08:56:00 AM

Jeff DaVanon (shoulder) is hitting .406 in nine games for Class A Visalia, but manager Bob Melvin remains uncertain if he would be ready to return immediately after the All-Star break.

DaVanon has been splitting time between designated hitter and the outfield. He played the outfield in consecutive games on Wednesday and Thursday.
Sun, Jul 8, 2007 09:15:00 AM

Jeff DaVanon (shoulder, ankle) went 2-for-2 with a home run and three walks in his fourth rehab game with Single-A Visalia on Sunday.

DaVanon should return from the disabled list after the All-Star break.
Mon, Jul 2, 2007 08:25:00 AM

Jeff DaVanon (shoulder, ankle) went 2-for-4 with a triple in his first game at Single-A Visalia on Thursday.

DaVanon will likely keep playing in the minors through the All-Star break. If he holds up physically, he'll claim a spot on Arizona's bench in two weeks.
Fri, Jun 29, 2007 03:27:00 PM

Jeff DaVanon (shoulder, ankle) will begin a rehab assignment with Single-A Visalia on Thursday.

DaVanon isn't expected to be activated from the disabled list until after the All-Star break.
Thu, Jun 28, 2007 08:02:00 AM

Jeff DaVanon (shoulder, ankle) threw Tuesday for the first time in five days.

DaVanon has been taking batting practice from both sides of the plate the past couple weeks, but throwing remains a problem. It is beginning to look doubtful he will start a minor league rehab assignment prior to the All-Star break.
Wed, Jun 27, 2007 07:27:00 AM

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