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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
Contract: view contract details

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Josh Donaldson slugged a solo home run Tuesday in the Blue Jays' 5-1 ALCS Game 4 win over the Indians.
It was a two-out shot to left-center that opened the game's scoring in the bottom of the third inning. Donaldson also drew an intentional walk ahead of Edwin Encarnacion's two-run single in the bottom of the seventh and made a couple of fantastic plays on defense. The star third baseman is batting .438/.486/.719 this postseason. Toronto remains alive in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series. Oct 18 - 7:19 PM

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Josh Donaldson went 1-for-4 with an RBI double Saturday in the Blue Jays' loss to the Indians in Game 2 of the ALCS.

Donaldson drove in the Blue Jays’ only run of the afternoon on an opposite-field double in the third inning. It was Donaldson’s six double of the playoffs, which set a Blue Jays postseason record. The reigning AL MVP has gone absolutely berserk this postseason, hitting .462 with an unheard of 1.174 OPS over five games. Unfortunately for Donaldson, the Blue Jays are heading back to Toronto down 0-2 against an Indians team that hasn’t lost since the regular season.
Oct 15 - 7:33 PM

Josh Donaldson went 4-for-4 with a pair of hustle doubles, two RBI, and two runs scored as the Blue Jays defeated the Rangers in Game 1 of the NLDS on Thursday.

Donaldson also drew a walk, so he reached base in all five of his plate appearances. He got the Blue Jays on the board with a rocket of an RBI double in the third inning and added an RBI single in the next frame. He’s the first Blue Jays player with four hits in a playoff game since Roberto Alomar in Game 3 of the 1993 World Series.
Oct 6 - 7:47 PM

Josh Donaldson clubbed a two-run homer and reached base four times in Tuesday's victory over the Orioles.

The Blue Jays didn't waste any time in getting to Kevin Gausman as Ezequiel Carrera walked to lead off the bottom of the first inning and Donaldson followed with his 37th dinger of the campaign. The third baseman also added a single and a couple walks, as he reached base in all of his trips to the plate. Donaldson probably isn't going to win back-to-back American League MVP awards, but he's had another remarkable season.
Sep 27 - 10:22 PM

Josh Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, a walk, and two runs scored in Friday’s shutout win over the Yankees.

It was his second homer in his last three games. Donaldson has been banged up in recent weeks, so this is a good sign about how he’s feeling right now. The 30-year-old is batting .283/.401/.554 with 36 homers and 96 RBI through 146 games this season.
Sep 23 - 10:38 PM

Josh Donaldson was ejected from Monday's game against the Mariners for arguing balls and strikes.

Donaldson was unhappy about a check-swing call earlier in the at-bat and vented his frustration after he was eventually called out on strikes. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts before being tossed in the seventh inning.
Sep 20 - 12:05 AM

Josh Donaldson (hip) returned to the Blue Jays starting lineup on Thursday.

Donaldson missed the previous three games due to a hip issue. His powerful bat has been sorely missed in his absence. He'll bat second against Daniel Wright and the Angels.
Sep 15 - 7:05 PM

Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins said Josh Donaldson will undergo an MRI on his hip Wednesday.

Donaldson is missing a third straight game Wednesday with hip discomfort and Atkins told reporters that the star third baseman has not responded "significantly" to treatment. The results of the MRI should come out Wednesday night or Thursday morning, and there's at least some worry that it could be something serious. "He’s more miserable than any player right now that exists, that we’re in this hunt and he can’t contribute," said Atkins. Ryan Goins is starting at third base and batting ninth for the Jays on Wednesday afternoon against Rays right-hander Alex Cobb.
Sep 14 - 12:28 PM

Josh Donaldson (thumb, hip) remains absent from the Blue Jays' lineup on Wednesday.

Donaldson has now missed three straight games with a hip injury and some other minor but lingering ailments. The star third baseman will aim to return for Thursday night's series opener against the Angels. Ryan Goins is at the hot corner and batting ninth on Wednesday afternoon against Rays righty Alex Cobb.
Sep 14 - 11:00 AM

Josh Donaldson (thumb, hip) is out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup again on Tuesday.

Donaldson also sat out Monday, with Blue Jays manager John Gibbons acknowledging that his star third baseman is "banged up." Darwin Barney will start at the hot corner and bat ninth on Tuesday night against Rays.
Sep 13 - 4:26 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Monday that Josh Donaldson's body is "banged up."

Gibbons didn't specify a particular injury, but he's using Monday's game to give him a much-needed breather. Donaldson is hitless in his last seven games.
Sep 12 - 4:44 PM

Josh Donaldson is out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Monday against the Rays.

Donaldson doesn't have a hit since September 3, though he did draw two walks on Sunday versus the Red Sox. Darwin Barney is starting at third base Monday against Tampa Bay.
Sep 12 - 3:45 PM

Josh Donaldson slugged a solo homer and drew a walk in Monday’s win over the Orioles.

Not quite a three-homer game like Sunday, but it will do. Donaldson has slugged six homers over his last five games, which gives him 34 for the year. With a .294/.407/.582 batting line, he’s picking up momentum as a potential repeat winner of the AL MVP Award.
Aug 29 - 9:45 PM

Josh Donaldson put on a fireworks show in Sunday's 9-6 win over the Twins, socking a trio of home runs and finishing with four RBI.

Donaldson cracked a solo home run off Kyle Gibson in the third inning. He would homer again -- this time a two-run shot -- in the seventh inning before polishing off his impressive power showing with a final solo tater in the eighth. The reigning AL MVP has now cracked 33 home runs and driven in 91. He can pair those counting stats with a strong .294/.407/.578 triple-slash over 476 at-bats.
Aug 28 - 4:33 PM

Josh Donaldson was 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, three RBI, and two runs scored Friday versus the Twins.

Donaldson has now homered in back-to-back games, which brings his total to 30 for the year. He would need a monster September to come close to his home run and RBI totals from last season, but his .401 on-base percentage and .958 OPS are better than his MVP campaign.
Aug 26 - 11:16 PM

Depth Charts

C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Ryan Goins
3Andy Burns
LF1Michael Saunders
2Melvin Upton
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
2Darrell Ceciliani
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6R.A. Dickey
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Brett Cecil
3Jason Grilli
4Joe Biagini
5Joaquin Benoit
6Scott Feldman
7Gavin Floyd
8Matt Dermody
9Danny Barnes
10Ryan Tepera
11Chris Smith