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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 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

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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

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

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

Depth Charts

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