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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. 300) / CHC
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Josh Donaldson blasted a pair of homers and drove in five runs on Friday, powering the Blue Jays to a 7-5 victory over the visiting Red Sox.
Donaldson got the scoring started in the first inning, swatting a solo homer off of Red Sox starter Joe Kelly. He gave them the lead again with an RBI double in the third inning and again in the fourth with an RBI single. After the Red Sox had tied the score at 5-5 in the top half of the eighth, Donaldson answered with an opposite-field two-run shot off of Koji Uehara to put the game away. He finished the night 4-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and five RBI and is now hitting .257/.353/.540 with 13 homers and 29 RBI on the season. May 27 - 10:22 PM

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Josh Donaldson was ejected during the first inning of Saturday's game against the Twins.

Donaldson grounded out to shortstop and apparently said something to home plate umpire Toby Basner about the strike zone that he didn't appreciate. He'll catch the rest of this one from the clubhouse.
May 21 - 2:16 PM

Josh Donaldson busted out of his slumber with a two-run homer against the Twins on Friday.

It was one of four home runs for the Blue Jays on the night. Donaldson came into Friday’s action batting just .182/.299/.258 this month. His two-run blast gave him his first home run and RBI since May 1, which is hard to believe. But we checked twice.
May 20 - 11:47 PM

Josh Donaldson is out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Rays.

Jimmy Paredes will start at third base and bat sixth against Tampa Bay right-hander Jake Odorizzi. It's just a day of rest for Donaldson, who managed to avoid a suspension when punishments were handed down Wednesday following Sunday's benches-clearing brawl with the Rangers. Jose Bautista is batting second on Wednesday.
May 18 - 3:38 PM

Josh Donaldson was fined $1,000 for his role in Sunday's brawl with the Rangers.

He will not be suspended. Donaldson was one of the first Jays to rush into the fracas, but he took more blows than he landed. The reigning American League MVP is batting .260/.363/.513 with nine home runs, 21 RBI, and three stolen bases in 40 games this season.
May 17 - 4:30 PM

Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored in Thursday's win over the Rangers.

Donaldson scored three of the Jays' 12 runs in the drubbing. He still leads the league in home runs (9) and runs scored (29), and that shouldn't change hitting second in a robust Jays lineup. The third baseman is batting .283/.391/.611 in 30 games.
May 5 - 10:04 PM

Josh Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in Wednesday's 4-0 loss to the White Sox.

Donaldson now has 16 extra-base hits, which is the best mark in the majors. He's an all-around fantasy monster, hitting .297/.379/.637 with 21 runs scored and 19 runs batted in. The 30-year-old also benefits from perhaps the most potent lineup in baseball.
Apr 27 - 11:49 PM

Josh Donaldson had an RBI double and a run scored Thursday against the Orioles.

The RBI was Donaldson's league-leading 15th of the young season. He also leads the American League in home runs and runs scored to this point. Through Thursday's game, the third baseman is batting .284/.360/.657 with six home runs and 16 runs scored.
Apr 21 - 11:35 PM

Josh Donaldson went 1-for-5 with his sixth home run of the season, a solo shot off Ubaldo Jimenez, in Wednesday's extra-inning loss to the Orioles.

Donaldson continues to rake, hitting .286/.366/.667 through his first 16 games of the year. He's a true four-category contributor. He has 15 runs and 14 RBI to go with the six homers and the solid batting average. His lack of above-average speed and his position in the batting order in front of Jose Bautista should keep him from surprising us in the stolen base category -- not that fantasy owners are complaining. He's a stud.
Apr 20 - 10:44 PM

Josh Donaldson hit his fifth home run of the season, a three-run shot, as the Blue Jays bested the Yankees 4-2 on Thursday.

Donaldson crushed a Nathan Eovaldi pitch to the deepest part of the park for the three-run blast, which ended up being the game-winning run. He finished 2-for-4, and he's now hit safely in every one of his 10 games played. The reigning AL MVP sure looks the part of a back-to-back champ, as he's now hitting .325/.372/.775 with a league-high five homers, 12 RBI and 11 runs scored in the very early going.
Apr 14 - 9:47 PM

Josh Donaldson (calf) will start at third base Tuesday against the Yankees.

Donaldson served as the DH for the last three games due to calf soreness, so this is a sign that he's doing a lot better. The defending AL MVP is batting .310 (9-for-29) with four homers and nine RBI through seven games this season.
Apr 12 - 3:43 PM

Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.

Donaldson has been in midseason form in terms of power. Sunday's homer -- he smashed the solo shot off Red Sox reliever Noe Ramirez in the eighth inning to boost the Jays to a 3-0 lead -- was the slugger's fourth in the first week of the season. He was pulled from Wednesday's contest against the Rays after tweaking his calf, but came back on Friday with no ill-effect (he actually hit a grand slam against the Red Sox upon his return to action). While Donaldson served as DH for Sunday's series-finale, he should be back out at third base soon enough, assuming no health setback.
Apr 10 - 3:49 PM

Josh Donaldson (calf) is once again serving as the Blue Jays designated hitter on Saturday.

Donaldson has reported improvement in his calf, though there's no real reason for the Jays to push him at this stage. Darwin Barney will draw another start at the hot corner and is batting eighth against Rick Porcello and the Red Sox.
Apr 9 - 10:52 AM

Josh Donaldson said Friday that his calf began to feel better as Friday's game against the Red Sox progressed.

Depending on how he feels in the morning, there's a chance that Donaldson could return to his position at third base as early as Saturday after serving as the designated hitter on Friday.
Apr 8 - 11:48 PM

Josh Donaldson (calf) launched a grand slam in his return to the lineup Friday versus Boston.

It was his second career grand slam and his first as a member of the Blue Jays. Donaldson, who served as the DH, finished the night 1-for-5 and is already up to three home runs on the year. His calf might not be back to 100 percent yet, but it’s not stopping him from making an impact.
Apr 8 - 11:45 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Chris Colabello
2Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
2Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Aaron Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Drew Storen
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Joe Biagini
6Franklin Morales
7Gavin Floyd
8Jesse Chavez
9Chad Girodo
10Pat Venditte