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Josh Donaldson | Third Baseman | #20

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Auburn
Drafted: 2007 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / CHC
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Josh Donaldson (thumb) is back in the Blue Jays' lineup Sunday.
Donaldson hasn't played since jamming his right thumb on Wednesday, but apparently he's feeling well enough now to give it a go. He's at third base and batting second against Corey Kluber and the Indians. Aug 21 - 11:20 AM

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Josh Donaldson (thumb) remains out of the Blue Jays starting lineup on Saturday.

Donaldson hasn't played since jamming his thumb on Wednesday, though manager John Gibbons is confident he'll return to the lineup for Sunday's series finale. Darwin Barney is once again starting in his place at the hot corner and will bat eighth for the Jays on Saturday.
Aug 20 - 3:44 PM

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

Donaldson jammed his right thumb on Wednesday. He should return to the lineup sometime over the weekend. The Jays are also giving Troy Tulowitzki a breather Friday, as they have Darwin Barney at third base and Ryan Goins at shortstop.

Josh Donaldson (thumb) said that he hopes to be in the lineup for Friday's game against the Indians.

Donaldson jammed his right thumb during Wednesday's win over the Yankees. For the time being, he should be considered day-to-day. His playing status against the Indians will be determined come Friday.
Aug 17 - 4:53 PM

Josh Donaldson has been diagnosed with a jammed right thumb.

Donaldson suffered the injury Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium when he was handcuffed by a high-and-tight CC Sabathia pitch. There are probably tests coming to determine the exact severity. Donaldson was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the game, and he also got into a heated exchange in the dugout with Blue Jays manager John Gibbons after throwing his bat in the third inning. Not a banner day for the 2015 American League MVP.
Aug 17 - 3:10 PM

Josh Donaldson left Wednesday's game against the Yankees with an apparent hand injury.

Donaldson finished 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and one heated dugout exchange with Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. He got jammed by a CC Sabathia pitch on his final at-bat of the game -- a sixth-inning groundout -- and was shaking his left hand as he walked back to the dugout. Look for a status update soon.
Aug 17 - 2:58 PM

Josh Donaldson hit a pair of solo homers Wednesday against the Astros.

Donaldson isn't likely to bow out of the MVP race anytime soon. He's up to 27 homers now, and he and Jose Altuve are neck-and-neck for second place in the AL in OPS behind David Ortiz.
Aug 3 - 11:41 PM

Josh Donaldson is back in the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Astros.

Donaldson was scratched from Monday's game due to minor hamstring discomfort. He will start at third base and bat second Tuesday versus righty Lance McCullers.
Aug 2 - 4:48 PM

Josh Donaldson was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Astros.

No word yet on the reason for the change. Darwin Barney will start in his place at third base.
Aug 1 - 5:57 PM

Josh Donaldson collected his 25th homer and 24th double as the Blue Jays edged the Padres 7-6 in 12 innings Tuesday.

After the Padres scored twice in the top of the 12th, the Jays came back and won it, with the final run scoring on a wild pitch. Donaldson has eight homers and 23 RBI in his last 22 games. He's right in the thick of the AL MVP race again.
Jul 26 - 11:44 PM

Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three total RBI in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Donaldson smashed a two-run dinger off Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin in the first inning. He would go on to add an RBI double in the sixth. With this impressive offensive work under his belt, the fantasy stud is slashing a beautiful .308/.421/.599 with 24 homers and an even 70 RBI over 357 at-bats. He is as good as they come.
Jul 20 - 9:41 PM

Josh Donaldson hit a go-ahead two-run double in the top of the ninth inning Sunday as the Blue Jays beat the A's 5-3.

Just an MVP doing MVP things. Donaldson also singled and scored the game's first run in the top of the first inning. He's slashing .302/.416/.589 with 66 RBI and 82 runs scored in 92 games this season.
Jul 17 - 7:36 PM

Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Tigers.

Donaldson's three-run blast off Anibal Sanchez with two outs in the fourth inning essentially put an end to Sanchez's afternoon. Thus is the power of Josh Donaldson, who finished off the first half of the 2016 season with a beautiful .304/.418/.598 triple-slash, 23 homers and 63 RBI over 336 at-bats. Expect to hear his name in plenty of AL MVP conversations over the next two-and-a-half months.
Jul 10 - 5:43 PM

Josh Donaldson had a big night Tuesday, clubbing a pair of solo home runs and scoring four runs in a win over the Royals.

Chris Young was throwing batting practice again and Donaldson and company took advantage. Ezequiel Carrera and Troy Tulowitzki also went deep off of the tall right-hander. Donaldson has now homered seven times over his last 20 games and is up to 22 bombs for the season, trailing Mark Trumbo by two for the American League lead.
Jul 5 - 9:55 PM

Josh Donaldson blasted his 20th home run of the season on Saturday, powering the Blue Jays to a 9-6 victory over the Indians, snapping the Tribe's 14-game winning streak.

Donaldson finished the afternoon 2-for-4 plus a walk. His solo shot in the seventh inning pulled the Blue Jays even at 6-6 and he added a go-ahead RBI single the following frame. Donaldson also stole a base in the contest, his sixth of the season. He is having another monstrous season, slashing .286/.398/.571 with 20 home runs and 55 RBI.
Jul 2 - 4:29 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Ryan Goins
LF1Michael Saunders
2Melvin Upton
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Marcus Stroman
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Francisco Liriano
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Brett Cecil
3Jason Grilli
4Joe Biagini
5Joaquin Benoit
6Scott Feldman
7Ryan Tepera
8Aaron Loup
9Gavin Floyd