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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 (knee) is hoping to return Friday against the Royals.
Donaldson was a late scratch Thursday against Texas after hitting his knee on the concrete while stretching in pregame warmups. Russell Martin ended up starting at third base with Kendrys Morales DHing. Donaldson has cooled off a bit but is still slashing .286/.389/.554 with eight homers in 112 at-bats this season. Jun 22 - 7:01 PM

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Josh Donaldson has been scratched from the Blue Jays' lineup Thursday with a sore left knee.

Kendrys Morales will now start at DH against the Rangers after being left out of the lineup initially. The severity of Donaldson's knee injury is unclear.
Jun 22 - 1:13 PM

Josh Donaldson finished 3-for-5 with a two-run home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Sunday's 4-0 win in Seattle.

Donaldson wrapped up the six-game road trip with nine hits over 21 at-bats (.429) with two doubles, two home runs and six RBI to raise his average from .279 to .317. After showing a little bit of rust in his first few games off the 10-day disabled list on May 26, he is back to being a stud again for his fantasy owners.
Jun 12 - 12:24 AM

Josh Donaldson 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 10-inning win over the A's.

Donaldson clubbed a two-run shot off Frankie Montas with nobody out in the 10th inning, snapping a 4-4 tie in the process. Since returning from the disabled list on May 26, the power has come free and easy -- Donaldson has socked five home runs in his last 10 games.
Jun 7 - 7:54 PM

Josh Donaldson finished 2-for-3 with a walk in Tuesday's game in Oakland.

Donaldson has hit safely in each of his games in his return to Oakland, going 3-for-7 with a double, two walks and an RBI. He also has four homers with seven RBI over the past eight games, as he is starting to round back into form after a long layoff due to a strained right calf.
Jun 7 - 2:21 AM

Josh Donaldson slugged his sixth home run of the season Sunday in the Blue Jays' 3-2 defeat of the Yankees.

It was a go-ahead solo shot off Yankees reliever Tyler Clippard in the bottom of the eighth inning. Donaldson has four home runs over his last five games and has lifted his season OPS to 1.002.
Jun 4 - 3:48 PM

Josh Donaldson socked a pair of solo homers in Friday’s 7-5 victory over the Yankees.

Donaldson took Michael Pineda deep in the first inning before connecting for another blast against Jonathan Holder in the sixth. It was his 11th career multi-homer game. The 31-year-old is 7-for-25 (.280) with three home runs and two doubles over six games since his lengthy stint on the disabled list. It was a long wait for fantasy owners, but nights like this one show that Donaldson is capable of making it worth it.
Jun 2 - 11:01 PM

Josh Donaldson is getting the day off Wednesday.

Russell Martin will take a turn at third base in the Blue Jays' series finale against the Reds, with Luke Maile catching. Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Tuesday night's victory over Cincinnati.
May 31 - 10:42 AM

Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Tuesday in the Blue Jays' 6-4 win over the Reds.

The Jays got all of their runs on homers, with Jose Bautista, Russell Martin and Kendrys Morales also going deep tonight. Donaldson has three homers and three doubles in 13 games this year.
May 30 - 10:43 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said after Friday's game that Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki would not be in Saturday's lineup.

While both were activated from the disabled list and played in Friday's game, it sounds like the Jays will take it easy on them for awhile and ease them into a full workload. Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a double and a pair of strikeouts in his return on Friday.
May 26 - 11:31 PM

Blue Jays activated 3B Josh Donaldson from the 10-day disabled list.

Donaldson was on the shelf for six weeks with a strained right calf. He batted .310/.429/.586 with two home runs over his first nine contests before going on the DL.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: The Jays are actually a very appealing stack this evening against A.J. Griffin, who got off to a nice start this year but has plummeted back to earth over his past two starts. Griffin is a heavy fly ball pitcher – he owns a 60.9 FB% against RH bats and a 54.0% mark against lefties – and his good fortune in terms of balls in play has run out recently, as most of the industry expected. It doesn’t help his cause that he allows plenty of hard contact (39.1 hard% against RH bats) and will now be facing off with a Jays lineup that is fully healthy for the first time in awhile. Fire up Toronto as an under-owned, high-upside stack.
May 26 - 3:39 PM

The Blue Jays will activate both Josh Donaldson (calf) and Troy Tulowitzki (hamstring) before Friday's game against the Rangers.

Toronto has been playing better in May and will get the left side of their infield back for the beginning of a 10-game homestand, so things are looking up at the moment. Donaldson has been sidelined since April 14 and Tulowitzki has been on the shelf since April 21.
Source: Toronto Sun
May 26 - 11:29 AM

Josh Donaldson (calf) went 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts in his first minor league rehab game with High-A Dunedin on Monday.

He was also hit by a pitch in the contest. The important thing though is that he made it through the game healthy. He's expected to need a couple of games before he's ready to rejoin the Blue Jays later in the week.
May 22 - 9:30 PM

Josh Donaldson (calf) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with High-A Dunedin.

Donaldson will be joined by teammate Troy Tulowitzki (hamstring) in his return to action. The 31-year-old has been sidelined since aggravating his right calf strain on April 13, but he's finally ready for game action. Assuming all goes well, he should be ready to rejoin the Jays within a few days. Fantasy owners are hoping that the long wait will be worth it.
May 22 - 2:20 PM

Josh Donaldson (calf) could begin a rehab assignment as soon as early next week.

Donaldson's recovery from a strained right calf has come along slower than expected, but he's almost ready to play in "official" games. He should be ready for activation by the end of next week if all goes well. The third baseman has already missed over a month of action.
May 19 - 5:47 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Chris Coghlan
LF1Steve Pearce
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dwight Smith Jr.
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
3Anthony Alford
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6Joe Biagini
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Jason Grilli
3Joe Smith
4J.P. Howell
5Aaron Loup
6Ryan Tepera
7Danny Barnes
8Jeff Beliveau
9Bo Schultz
10Glenn Sparkman
11Leonel Campos