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Josh Donaldson | Third Baseman

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 221
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Josh Donaldson collected his 25th homer and his 26th double as the Jays beat the Royals 5-2 on Thursday.
Donaldson has four homers in 12 games since the All-Star break. Mike Trout might end up running away from the crowd in the AL MVP race, but it'll be a surprise if Donaldson isn't in the top three or five when all is said and done. Jul 30 - 11:49 PM

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Josh Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 10-inning, 6-5 loss to the Mariners.

Donaldson launched the solo shot off Mariners starter Taijuan Walker in the first inning. It would be his only hit of the game, though he also knocked in a run with a sacrifice fly in the second. He's on the short-list of AL MVP candidates this season and is currently slashing .289/.351/.539 with 24 homers and 68 RBI. The slugger's even stolen three bases.
Jul 26 - 7:55 PM

Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with an RBI against his former teammates in Oakland on Wednesday.

Donaldson added a walk on offense and a throwing error on defense. The third baseman is certainly enjoying this homecoming. He'd been in a 1-for-20 slump entering this series, but is 4-for-9 with a pair of doubles over the past 48 hours against the A's.
Jul 23 - 2:10 AM

Josh Donaldson was removed from Saturday's game against the Royals in the sixth inning with flu-like symptoms.

No fun. Danny Valencia took over at third to begin the bottom half of that frame. Monitor Donaldson's status Sunday morning prior to Toronto's last game of the first half.
Jul 11 - 3:39 PM

Josh Donaldson went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Thursday afternoon's loss to the White Sox.

Donaldson may well end up winning the AL MVP award, but he recorded a quiet Thursday against Jeff Samardzija and the White Sox, going hit-less in the 2-0 defeat. It dropped his average under .300, but he's still slashing .299/.358/.543 with 21 homers and 60 RBI.
Jul 9 - 4:34 PM

Josh Donaldson hit his 21st home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

The homer, a solo shot in the fourth inning of Jose Quintana, turned out to be the difference in the game. Donaldson finished 1-for-3 with a walk. The record-setting All-Star vote-getter has certainly earned the distinction this year, as he's now hitting .300/.358/.544 with 58 RBI and an American League-best 64 runs scored.
Jul 7 - 11:04 PM

Josh Donaldson ripped his 20th home run of the season, but the Blue Jays suffered a 4-2 loss to the White Sox on Monday.

Donaldson finished 2-for-3 on the night. He drilled a solo home run to left field off of Chris Sale in the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie. The Blue Jays' slugger was the leading vote-getter in All-Star balloting, setting a new record for votes in fact. It has a lot to do with his .300/.357/.537 batting line with 20 home runs and 57 RBI.
Jul 6 - 10:21 PM

Josh Donaldson singled and belted a solo homer in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

Donaldson's towering blast off of Chi Chi Gonzalez in the fourth inning got the scoring going and the Blue Jays held on for a one-run victory. The third baseman now has 18 longballs and 48 RBI for the season to go along with a .301/.360/.540 batting line. Toronto's trade for Donaldson looks smarter by the day.
Jun 28 - 4:00 PM

Josh Donaldson is not in the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Monday night against the Rays.

It's just a day off for Donaldson, who has appeared in each of the Blue Jays' first 71 games this season. Danny Valencia is starting at third base and batting eighth Monday versus Rays right-hander Matt Andriese.
Jun 22 - 3:24 PM

Josh Donaldson went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a two-run single as the Blue Jays routed the Marlins on Monday.

The Jays were already up a touchdown when Donaldson went yard in the second inning for the extra point. He added a two-run single in the seventh to make it an 11-3 game. Donaldson maintains an MVP-esque .310/.367/.582 triple-slash line with 16 home runs and 43 RBI.
Jun 8 - 9:57 PM

Josh Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

Donaldson smacked the home run off of Twins reliever Tim Stauffer in the seventh inning. It was his 15th long ball of the season. Donaldson has been an offensive force for the Blue Jays in 2015 and is hitting .312/.372/.604 with 15 homers, 39 RBI and 43 runs scored. He's been one of the most productive hitters in the majors to this point.
May 31 - 5:34 PM

Josh Donaldson hit another clutch home run, tying the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth, but the Blue Jays lost in 10 innings to the White Sox on Wednesday.

On Tuesday night, Donaldson hit a walk-off three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth off of closer David Robertson. He victimized Robertson again on Wednesday, hitting a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the ninth. Donaldson finished 1-for-4 on the afternoon. He now has 13 home runs, 35 RBI, and a .314/.374/.590 triple-slash line.
May 27 - 4:18 PM

Josh Donaldson homered twice on Tuesday, one of which was a walk-off three-run blast in the ninth inning, leading the Blue Jays past the White Sox on Tuesday.

Donaldson, batting second, put the Jays on top early with a solo home run in the first inning. It was a see-saw game, but Donaldson put an end to it when he belted a three-run home run to the opposite field against closer David Robertson. Donaldson finished the night 4-for-4 with a walk and five RBI. On the season, he is hitting .315/.379/.582 with 12 home runs and 33 RBI.
May 26 - 10:49 PM

Josh Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run, and three runs scored as the Blue Jays shut out the White Sox on Monday.

Donaldson made it a 5-0 game with a second-inning solo blast of Hector Noesi. The third baseman is hitting a terrific .300/.363/.533 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI on the year, providing excellent production since coming to Toronto from the Athletics in an offseason trade.
May 25 - 9:27 PM

Josh Donaldson is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Friday.

It appears to simply be a routine day of rest. Danny Valencia is handling third base with Donaldson out.
May 22 - 3:56 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Colabello
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
2Ben Revere
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Drew Hutchison
3R.A. Dickey
4Mark Buehrle
5Marco Estrada
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Aaron Sanchez
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Mark Lowe
6LaTroy Hawkins
7Liam Hendriks
8Bo Schultz
9Ryan Tepera