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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 singled and belted a solo homer in Sunday's win over the Rangers.
Donaldson's towering blast off of Chi Chi Gonzalez in the fourth inning got the scoring going and the Blue Jays held on for a one-run victory. The third baseman now has 18 longballs and 48 RBI for the season to go along with a .301/.360/.540 batting line. Toronto's trade for Donaldson looks smarter by the day. Jun 28 - 4:00 PM

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Josh Donaldson is not in the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Monday night against the Rays.

It's just a day off for Donaldson, who has appeared in each of the Blue Jays' first 71 games this season. Danny Valencia is starting at third base and batting eighth Monday versus Rays right-hander Matt Andriese.
Jun 22 - 3:24 PM

Josh Donaldson went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a two-run single as the Blue Jays routed the Marlins on Monday.

The Jays were already up a touchdown when Donaldson went yard in the second inning for the extra point. He added a two-run single in the seventh to make it an 11-3 game. Donaldson maintains an MVP-esque .310/.367/.582 triple-slash line with 16 home runs and 43 RBI.
Jun 8 - 9:57 PM

Josh Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

Donaldson smacked the home run off of Twins reliever Tim Stauffer in the seventh inning. It was his 15th long ball of the season. Donaldson has been an offensive force for the Blue Jays in 2015 and is hitting .312/.372/.604 with 15 homers, 39 RBI and 43 runs scored. He's been one of the most productive hitters in the majors to this point.
May 31 - 5:34 PM

Josh Donaldson hit another clutch home run, tying the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth, but the Blue Jays lost in 10 innings to the White Sox on Wednesday.

On Tuesday night, Donaldson hit a walk-off three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth off of closer David Robertson. He victimized Robertson again on Wednesday, hitting a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the ninth. Donaldson finished 1-for-4 on the afternoon. He now has 13 home runs, 35 RBI, and a .314/.374/.590 triple-slash line.
May 27 - 4:18 PM

Josh Donaldson homered twice on Tuesday, one of which was a walk-off three-run blast in the ninth inning, leading the Blue Jays past the White Sox on Tuesday.

Donaldson, batting second, put the Jays on top early with a solo home run in the first inning. It was a see-saw game, but Donaldson put an end to it when he belted a three-run home run to the opposite field against closer David Robertson. Donaldson finished the night 4-for-4 with a walk and five RBI. On the season, he is hitting .315/.379/.582 with 12 home runs and 33 RBI.
May 26 - 10:49 PM

Josh Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run, and three runs scored as the Blue Jays shut out the White Sox on Monday.

Donaldson made it a 5-0 game with a second-inning solo blast of Hector Noesi. The third baseman is hitting a terrific .300/.363/.533 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI on the year, providing excellent production since coming to Toronto from the Athletics in an offseason trade.
May 25 - 9:27 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
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
R1Roberto Osuna
2Steve Delabar
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Liam Hendriks
6Bo Schultz
7Todd Redmond