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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. 0) / CHC
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Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, three RBI, and three runs scored in Friday’s blowout win over the Orioles.
Donaldson connected for a solo homer in the third inning and later added a two-run triple in a seven-run fourth inning for Toronto. He now has 10 hits in his last 15 at-bats while collecting three homers, nine RBI, and 11 runs. His batting average has increased from .255 to .280 along the way. Jun 17 - 10:17 PM

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Josh Donaldson went 3-for-3 with three runs scored in a lopsided win over the Phillies on Thursday.

The third baseman also walked twice in the game to reach base in all five of his plate appearances. He oddly didn't have any runs batted in, but he continued to find his way home ahead of Edwin Encarnacion, giving him 57 runs scored on the year. That's good for second-most in the AL. A nine-game hitting streak has his overall line .276/.389/.556 with 16 home runs and 43 RBI.
Jun 16 - 11:51 PM

Josh Donaldson went deep for the 16th time on Wednesday, finishing 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored.

The reigning AL MVP is just slightly behind his 2015 pace in most stats. In addition to the 16 longballs, Donaldson is up to 54 runs, 43 RBI, five steals and a .926 OPS.
Jun 15 - 10:38 PM

Josh Donaldson slugged a grand slam and knocked in five runs in a blowout victory over the Phillies on Tuesday.

Donaldson went 3-for-4 with a walk on the afternoon and scored three runs. He hit two doubles on the day, one of them driving in a run in the second inning. He then connected for a grand slam against Zach Eflin in the third inning. Donaldson is now up to 15 home runs and 42 RBI on the year to go along with a .910 OPS. His OPS hasn’t been that high since May 13.
Jun 14 - 3:34 PM

Josh Donaldson finished 3-for-4 with a homer, a triple, three runs scored, and three RBI in the Blue Jays' 7-2 defeat of the Tigers on Wednesday.

A double short of the cycle. Donaldson singled and scored in the Jays' two-run first inning, slugged a three-run shot in the Jays' three-run third inning, and then tripled and scored in the Jays' two-run fifth. The star third baseman boosted his season OPS from .852 to .885 in the afternoon victory. He has 14 homers and 33 RBI in 59 games.
Jun 8 - 4:15 PM

Josh Donaldson (thumb) is back in the Blue Jays' lineup Sunday.

Donaldson sat out Saturday with a jammed right thumb, but he's ready to go now. He's in the designated hitter spot Sunday, as Matt Dominguez is at third base. Edwin Encarnacion is at first base for the Jays while Justin Smoak gets a breather.
Jun 5 - 11:40 AM

Josh Donaldson (thumb) is not in the Blue Jays' starting lineup Saturday against the Red Sox.

He's out with a jammed right thumb. Darwin Barney will take over at third base and bat eighth against knuckleballer Steven Wright. The Blue Jays are calling the reigning AL MVP day-to-day. Saturday will mark only Donaldson's second absence of the year.
Jun 4 - 2:23 PM

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

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

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
2Junior Lake
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Aaron Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Drew Storen
3Brett Cecil
4Jason Grilli
5Joe Biagini
6Franklin Morales
7Gavin Floyd
8Jesse Chavez
9Chad Girodo
10Bo Schultz