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Josh Donaldson | Third Baseman

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 221
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Josh Donaldson hit a solo home run in the sixth inning of the A's 4-3 loss to the Angels on Thursday.
Donaldson hit the bomb off of Angels starter C.J. Wilson. He also doubled in the contest, finishing 2-for-3 with one RBI and two walks. He has 88 RBI to go with the 26 long balls. While Donaldson's average is down from his breakout 2013 campaign (.256 this year vs .301 in 2013), he's been an integral part of the A's offense this season, having already set a career high in home runs. He's also on-pace to set a career high for RBI. On the year, he's slashing .256/.346/.471. Aug 29 - 2:03 AM

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Josh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and a stolen base Monday in his return to the starting lineup.

Donaldson didn't play Sunday because of a sore left knee. It was kind of odd to see him attempting a steal with the bad wheel, but it seems it didn't do any damage. Before the nice game tonight he hadn't scored or driven in a run in nine games since Aug. 12.
Aug 25 - 11:37 PM

Josh Donaldson (knee) is back in Monday's lineup against the Astros.

Donaldson was held out of Sunday's lineup after experiencing discomfort in his left knee, but an MRI ruled out any structural damage. He'll try to play through it.
Aug 25 - 4:31 PM

Josh Donaldson is expected to return to the Athletics lineup on Monday after an MRI revealed no structural damage in his ailing knee.

Donaldson tried to talk his way into Sunday's lineup, but the team wanted to take a cautious approach and ensure there was no structural damage before proceeding. Fantasy owners can expect to have him active for the start of the week.
Aug 25 - 12:15 AM

Josh Donaldson is getting a precautionary MRI done on his knee on Sunday.

Donaldson is being held out of Sunday's lineup for purely precautionary reasons and lobbied manager Bob Melvin to include him in the lineup. The A's should provide an update on his availability after they get the results.
Aug 24 - 5:29 PM

Josh Donaldson is not in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

With Thursday's off day, the A's are giving Donaldson two days of rest in order to recharge the batteries. Alberto Callaspo is at the hot corner Wednesday.
Aug 20 - 2:19 PM

Josh Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs in the Athletics' 11-3 thumping of the Royals on Tuesday.

Donaldson did his damage over the course of the game, contributing an RBI single and a sacrifice fly to go with two solo home runs. He also scored three runs in the thrashing. The homers were Donaldson's first in August but he's enjoyed a resurgent month thus far, batting .333 with six runs scored, eight RBI and three stolen bases through 12 August games.
Aug 12 - 11:33 PM

Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer off Zach Britton in the bottom of the ninth to give the A's a 5-4 win over the Orioles on Friday.

It was Donaldson's second walkoff homer of the year and the A's seventh walkoff win. The A's had just four hits all night until picking up a couple of cheapies prior to Donaldson's bomb in the ninth. Donaldson has 21 homers this season, leaving him just three shy of his total from 158 games last year.
Jul 19 - 1:01 AM

Josh Donaldson has been named the final participant for the American League in next week's Home Run Derby.

Donaldson gets selected after cranking his 20th homer of the season in Thursday's win over the Giants. He'll join captain Jose Bautista, Adam Jones, Brian Dozier and teammate Yoenis Cespedes. The National League will be going with Troy Tulowitzki, Yasiel Puig, Todd Frazier and Giancarlo Stanton.
Jul 10 - 6:58 PM

Josh Donaldson is back in the Athletics' lineup Friday.

Donaldson missed the last two contests with stiffness in his back, but it was never considered to be a big deal. The third baseman is sporting a .245/.325/.459 batting line with 18 homers and 61 RBI over 82 games this season.
Jul 4 - 1:19 PM

Josh Donaldson is out of the lineup Thursday for the second straight game due to back stiffness.

It had been thought that Donaldson was just getting a day off Wednesday, but apparently his back is a little cranky. He did take batting practice Thursday and could be available off the bench, so it doesn't sound like more than a day-to-day situation. Alberto Callaspo is getting another start at third base Thursday.
Jul 3 - 6:13 PM

Josh Donaldson is not in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

It's just a day of rest for the slugger. Alberto Callaspo is at third base Wednesday in Donaldson's place.
Jul 2 - 10:27 AM

Josh Donaldson went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

Donaldson put the A's on the board, tying the game up at 1-1 in the sixth inning with an RBI single. Nate Freiman immediately followed up with a go-ahead three-run home run. Despite slumping over the month of June, Donaldson is still having another productive season, slashing .250/.330/.469 with 18 home runs and 61 RBI.
Jun 29 - 4:18 PM

Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer Friday as the A's edged the Red Sox 4-3.

Donaldson's first-inning homer accounted for Oakland's only runs until the eighth, when Coco Crisp singled in Kyle Blanks to break the tie. The homer was Donaldson's 18th on the year, but first since June 6. He's still batting just .181 for the month.
Jun 21 - 1:51 AM

Josh Donaldson was ejected from Saturday's game after seven innings for arguing balls and strikes.

Donaldson just wouldn't let it go after being called out to end the inning, and umpire Tripp Gibson finally ejected him before the start of the eighth. Jed Lowrie, who was being used as a DH, replaced him, with Andy Parrino moving from short to third.
Jun 15 - 1:16 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Geovany Soto
1B1Brandon Moss
2Stephen Vogt
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Andy Parrino
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Sam Fuld
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1John Jaso
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Sonny Gray
3Jeff Samardzija
4Scott Kazmir
5Jason Hammel
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Fernando Abad
6Dan Otero
7Jesse Chavez
8Evan Scribner