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Josh Donaldson | Third Baseman | #20

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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 (calf) plans to make his first Grapefruit League start at third base on Wednesday.
Donaldson felt strong after making three plate appearances as the Jays' designated hitter Monday in his Grapefruit League debut. He suffered a right calf strain in mid-February, but it looks like the star third baseman is going to be 100 percent for Opening Day. Donaldson has remained a safe first-round pick. Mar 20 - 3:39 PM

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Josh Donaldson (calf) is making his Grapefruit League debut on Monday versus the Twins.

He'll start at DH and bat third. Donaldson suffered a right calf strain shortly after arriving at spring training, but he's being doing baseball activities for a couple of weeks now and should be fine for the start of the regular season if he can avoid further setbacks. The star third baseman batted .284/.404/.549 with 37 home runs and 99 RBI in 155 games last season for Toronto.
Mar 20 - 8:49 AM

Josh Donaldson (calf) is scheduled to hit again in a minor league game on Saturday.

He still hasn't been cleared for Grapefruit League action, but it doesn't sound like that day is far off. He should have no problem being ready and in the lineup for Opening Day.
Mar 18 - 9:34 AM

Josh Donaldson (calf) came out of Tuesday's minor league game feeling fine.

Like teammate Devon Travis (knee), Donaldson went 1-for-4 in his first game action of the spring. It's unclear when he'll be cleared for Grapefruit League action, but he's getting closer to 100 percent from his right calf strain. All signs point to him being ready for Opening Day.
Mar 14 - 4:00 PM

Josh Donaldson (calf) is expected to take 3-4 at-bats in a minor league game on Tuesday.

Great news. The Blue Jays have exercised caution with Donaldson since his right calf strain at the start of camp, but he's now ready to for his first game action of the spring. He's not ready to play the field at this time, but the feeling is that he'll be 100 percent for Opening Day.
Mar 14 - 12:32 PM

Josh Donaldson (calf) is expected to take live at-bats as a DH within the next few days.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said those at-bats with either come in minor league games or Grapefruit League games -- either way, it'll be the first live action of the spring for the star third baseman. Donaldson has been eased back into baseball activities after suffering a right calf strain in mid-February. He is expected to be fully healthy by the beginning of the 2017 regular season.
Mar 13 - 9:32 AM

Josh Donaldson (calf) said Wednesday that there's no set timetable for him to appear in a game.

Donaldson strained his right calf right at the start of camp, but he has ramped up baseball activities in recent days. He feels 100 percent taking swings and has been hopping, jumping, and landing to test his calf, but the big test will be running. He hasn't done that yet. Donaldson says he could play if the season started tomorrow, but obviously the Blue Jays aren't going to rush things with their star third baseman.
Mar 8 - 1:09 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said on Tuesday that Josh Donaldson (calf) is "moving around pretty good."

Donaldson said over the weekend that he was "very happy" about how he's progressing from his calf strain. He has been taking batting practice and fielding ground balls, but the big test will be ramping up his running. It's unclear when he'll be game-ready, but he doesn't sound too far away.
Mar 7 - 10:09 AM

Josh Donaldson (calf) fielded grounders Wednesday without issue.

That's another big step in the right direction for the star third baseman, who strained his right calf during the Blue Jays' first team workout of the spring. He could make his Grapefruit League debut by the end of next week. There is currently no concern about his readiness for the opening of the 2017 regular season.
Mar 2 - 9:41 AM

Josh Donaldson (calf) took outdoor batting practice Tuesday without incident.

It was his first time taking BP since straining his right calf during the Jays' first team workout of the spring. The next step calls for him to resume running. Donaldson says he feels better every day, so the expectation remains that he'll have enough time to get ready for Opening Day.
Feb 28 - 11:51 AM

Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins reiterated Monday that Josh Donaldson (calf) is expected to be ready for Opening Day.

Donaldson strained his right calf during the Blue Jays' first team workout of the spring, but he's been taking swings in the cage for the last few days and is apparently close to resuming full baseball activities. "We anticipate no problems at all in his recovery," Atkins told reporters Monday morning in Dunedin, Florida.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 27 - 11:24 AM

Josh Donaldson (calf) played long-toss and hit in a batting cage Friday.

Donaldson still has a little hitch in his giddy-up, but his right calf strain is coming along slowly but surely. The Blue Jays anticipate their star third baseman being be back to normal in a couple weeks.
Feb 24 - 2:40 PM

An MRI on Josh Donaldson's right calf revealed only a mild strain.

Donaldson tweaked his calf while running sprints last Friday, but the Blue Jays think they've dodged a bullet here. "It's not a significant [strain]," general manager Ross Atkins said Monday. "So we're optimistic that he'll be back on his feet and moving pretty quickly." Barring a setback, the star third baseman should be fine come Opening Day.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 20 - 5:28 PM

Josh Donaldson (calf) was walking around on crutches Sunday and is expected to be sidelined for 2-3 weeks.

Donaldson suffered a strained right calf while running on Friday. He should be fine for Opening Day as long as he can avoid a setback, but the Blue Jays will obviously take a cautious approach with their star third baseman. Donaldson has played at least 155 games each of the last four seasons.
Feb 19 - 11:54 AM

Josh Donaldson's MRI revealed a right calf strain.

He suffered the injury while running on Friday. The Blue Jays say Donaldson will be treated daily and are optimistic he'll be ready for Opening Day. Donaldson has been remarkably durable throughout his career, missing just 19 games over his last four seasons. Unless we hear of a setback, Donaldson remains a borderline first-round pick in redraft formats.
Feb 18 - 4:26 PM

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SS1Troy Tulowitzki
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