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Josh Donaldson | Third Baseman

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 221
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Josh Donaldson is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Friday.
It appears to simply be a routine day of rest. Danny Valencia is handling third base with Donaldson out. May 22 - 3:56 PM

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Josh Donaldson accounted for both Blue Jays runs in Tuesday's loss to the Angels, going 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and a solo home run.

Donaldson put the Jays on top early with a first-inning home run against Hector Santiago. He broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth with a sacrifice fly. He was batting leadoff for just the third time this season. Donaldson is hitting .316/.382/.551 with nine home runs and 28 RBI.
May 19 - 9:42 PM

Josh Donaldson is in the leadoff spot for the Blue Jays on Monday afternoon against the Angels.

It's only his second time hitting leadoff for Toronto. Jose Bautista will bat second, Edwin Encarnacion will bat third, and Russell Martin is at cleanup against Anaheim left-hander C.J. Wilson. Donaldson has an impressive .307/.379/.527 slash line in 39 games with the Jays.
May 18 - 10:33 AM

Josh Donaldson went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.

Donaldson broke a 2-2 tie with an RBI single in the seventh inning, then later scored on a passed ball. He tacked on in garbage time with a two-run home run in the eighth inning to make it 10-2. Donaldson is batting a terrific .319/.376/.556 with eight home runs and 24 RBI.
May 12 - 10:01 PM

Josh Donaldson swatted his seventh home run of the year as the Blue Jays rolled over the Red Sox 7-0 on Friday in Toronto.

Donaldson got the scoring started early, blasting a Wade Miley offering over the wall in center in the first inning. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing 2-for-4. He has been very impressive thus far as a Blue Jay, slashing .308/.374/.547 with seven homers and 19 RBI.
May 8 - 10:02 PM

Josh Donaldson had a nice night Friday against the Indians, going 2-for-3 with a solo home run, two walks, and two runs scored.

Donaldson was batting leadoff for the first time in his career and took Carlos Carrasco deep to begin the ballgame. With these results, we could see more of this while Jose Reyes (rib) is sidelined. Donaldson is off to a great start with his new team, batting .330/.390/.585 with six homers and 17 RBI through 24 games.
May 1 - 10:28 PM

Josh Donaldson had a big night at the dish, going 3-for-5 with a walk, an RBI single, and a solo home run in a slugfest win versus the Red Sox.

Donaldson was in the middle of the Blue Jays' five-run third inning -- a response to the Red Sox scoring four times in the second -- then bashed a solo home run to extend his team's lead to 11-8 in the ninth inning. Donaldson has been even better than the Jays expected when they acquired him in an offseason trade with the Athletics, as he's batting .349/.402/.602 with five home runs and 16 RBI.
Apr 28 - 10:26 PM

Josh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with a walk and a pair of doubles in Tuesday's rout of the Orioles.

Donaldson doubled in a run to cap off a six-run second inning for the Jays. He now has six multi-hit games in his last eight starts, three of which have been of the three-hit variety. Along with three home runs and 11 RBI, Donaldson boasts an impressive .345/.403/.600 triple-slash line.
Apr 21 - 10:07 PM

Josh Donaldson blasted a walk off home run leading off the tenth inning on Saturday, propelling the Blue Jays to a 6-5 victory over the Braves.

Donaldson belted his first two homers of the season on Friday and carried that power surge right over through Saturday's contest. He finished the afternoon 3-for-4 and also scored a pair of runs, and is now hitting an impressive .340/.396/.596 with 10 RBI on the year.
Apr 18 - 4:15 PM

Josh Donaldson blasted his first two home runs as a member of the Blue Jays in a losing effort against the Braves on Friday.

Both of Donaldson's bombs came courtesy of Braves starter Julio Teheran, a two-run job in the third inning and a solo shot in the fifth. In all, the Jays launched five home runs on Friday, with Russell Martin knocking two over the wall as well and Devon Travis chipping in a solo homer. Donaldson is off to a strong start with his new squad, hitting .302/.354/.512 with nine RBI.
Apr 17 - 10:30 PM

Josh Donaldson went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI as the Blue Jays beat the Rays 12-7 on Wednesday.

Donaldson had his nice game tonight as a No. 2 hitter. That was supposed to be Russell Martin's spot, but the Jays have already soured on him there. It fell to Dalton Pompey next. Donaldson is probably the best option of all, though, and it'd help his fantasy value if manager John Gibbons settles on him.
Apr 15 - 11:17 PM

Josh Donaldson went 0-for-4 in Saturday's loss to the Orioles.

After a smoldering spring in which he hit .327 with six home runs and 12 RBI, Donald's slipped into a cold spell to start the regular season. He's currently hitting .222/.286/.278 and has picked up just four hits in 18 at-bats. Fantasy owners shouldn't panic at such an early stage, though. Donaldson's one of the best hitters in the game and will be posting monster numbers in a potent Toronto offense by the end of the season.
Apr 11 - 10:26 PM

Josh Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI as the Jays routed the Reds 9-1 in Montreal.

Donaldson finishes another fine spring with a .327 average, six homers and 12 RBI. He'll be in the running for baseball's best No. 5 hitter while batting behind Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion.
Apr 4 - 4:27 PM

Josh Donaldson hit his fourth homer of the spring Sunday off the Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez.

It's the first time he's hit four spring homers in his career. Donaldson is batting .318 in 44 at-bats.
Mar 29 - 4:23 PM

Josh Donaldson homered off David Buchanan as part of the Blue Jays' 4-2 win over the Phillies on Saturday.

Donaldson would hit third or fourth for most teams around baseball, but the Blue Jays have him penciled into the fifth spot behind Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion. That still figures to leave him with a ton of RBI opportunities, but he probably won't score as many runs as hoped.
Mar 7 - 3:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
3Steve Tolleson
SS1Jose Reyes
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Colabello
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Drew Hutchison
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Aaron Sanchez
5Marco Estrada
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brett Cecil
2Aaron Loup
3Roberto Osuna
4Steve Delabar
5Liam Hendriks
6Ryan Tepera
7Todd Redmond
8Scott Copeland