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Josh Donaldson | Third Baseman | #20

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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 went 3-for-7 with a home run Thursday in Toronto’s win over the Indians.
Donaldson contributed to Thursday’s slugfest with an RBI double in the fourth, a two-run homer off Nick Goody in the sixth and a double in the 11th inning. He ended up scoring three of the Blue Jays’ 13 runs as Toronto outlasted Cleveland to win in extra innings. This was Donaldson’s first game in nearly a month after missing time with a shoulder injury. Donaldson should be a great help to fantasy owners as long as he can stay healthy. May 3 - 9:54 PM

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

Donaldson is back in action after showing an improved throwing arm in two minor league rehab games with High-A Dunedin. He was placed on the disabled list April 13 after struggling with a shoulder issue for the first two weeks of the regular season. Look for him to play both games of Thursday's doubleheader against the Indians, one at DH and one at third base.
May 3 - 9:48 AM

John Lott of The Athletic Toronto reports that Josh Donaldson (shoulder) is likely to be activated before Thursday's game against the Indians.

Donaldson was placed on the disabled list on April 13 with right shoulder inflammation. He's played in two rehab games this week, and he hit a homer in the second for High-A Dunedin. The original ETA was Donaldson coming back next week, possibly against the Rays, but it sounds like we'll see the All-Star back in the lineup much sooner. We're not complaining.
May 2 - 6:39 PM

Josh Donaldson (shoulder) went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a walk in his second rehab game Tuesday with High-A Dunedin.

More important than the fine offensive results is that Donaldson played seven innings at third base and made three good throws across the diamond for outs. He did commit one fielding error, but that was likely unrelated to his right shoulder issue. The 32-year-old slugger could be activated from the disabled list ahead of Friday night's series opener against the Rays.
May 2 - 9:50 AM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Sunday that Josh Donaldson (shoulder) could be activated for the team's series in Tampa Bay next weekend.

Donaldson began a rehab assignment with High-A Dunedin on Saturday, going 0-for-3 while serving as their designated hitter. He'll be used at third base in the coming days to test out his right shoulder, although the Blue Jays could protect him by giving him plenty of DH days moving forward. Donaldson has missed the last two and a half weeks with inflammation in his shoulder.
Apr 29 - 12:26 PM

Josh Donaldson (shoulder) threw to bases at the Blue Jays' spring training complex Friday.

The Jays aren't sure when Donaldson will begin a rehab assignment, but that's expected to be the next step. The slugger would seem to be in line for a possible return by the end of next week if all goes well. Donaldson has missed the last two-plus weeks of action with inflammation in his right shoulder.
Apr 27 - 4:27 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Tuesday that Josh Donaldson (shoulder) could get into some rehab games by the end of this week.

There is expected to be a more detailed plan announced Wednesday. Donaldson was placed on the disabled list April 13, retroactive to April 11, because of inflammation in his right (throwing) shoulder. Yangervis Solarte continues to fill in at the hot corner for Toronto.
Apr 24 - 4:30 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Josh Donaldson (shoulder) "felt great" after throwing on Thursday.

Donaldson is eligible to return from the disabled list this weekend, though Gibbons confirmed Thursday that he needs more time. The former MVP has been battling shoulder issues since spring training. Yangervis Solarte will continue to fill in at third base for Toronto.
Apr 19 - 4:13 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Wednesday that he expects Josh Donaldson (shoulder) to be on the disabled list longer than 10 days.

Donaldson landed on the DL on April 13 -- retroactive to April 11 -- and currently remains shut down from throwing due to inflammation in his right shoulder. Recent tests showed no signs of any structural damage, so he should be back eventually, but the veteran third baseman is still without an official timetable. Yangervis Solarte is currently playing the hot corner for Toronto.
Apr 18 - 1:26 PM

Blue Jays placed 3B Josh Donaldson on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 11, with right shoulder inflammation.

Donaldson has battled a balky throwing shoulder since spring training. He recently underwent additional tests, which showed no new injury and no structural damage. However, the Jays say that the third baseman's "throwing ability has not improved to his desired level," so they'll shut him down for a while. It's unclear how long he'll be out. Yangervis Solarte will handle third base while Donaldson is out.
Apr 13 - 3:11 PM

Josh Donaldson is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles.

With Donaldson out, Yangervis Solarte will man the hot corner, and he's hitting third for Toronto against Baltimore starter Kevin Gausman. Justin Smoak moves up to the second spot, and Steve Pearce will hit cleanup.
Apr 11 - 4:23 PM

Josh Donaldson hit a grand slam Monday as part of the Blue Jays' 7-1 win over the Orioles.

Donaldson put the game away with his blast off Nestor Cortes Jr. in the ninth. He has three homers and nine RBI through 11 games.
Apr 9 - 11:38 PM

Josh Donaldson had a two-run homer and an RBI single as the Blue Jays crushed the White Sox 14-5 on Tuesday.

The Jays scored seven times in the bottom of the eighth to break this one open. Donaldson was back at third base tonight after spending some time at DH because of a dead arm. That allowed Toronto to put Kendrys Morales back into the lineup for the first time since Opening Day. Donaldson has two home runs in as many games and is sporting a .956 OPS.
Apr 3 - 10:56 PM

Josh Donaldson (shoulder) is starting at third base on Tuesday against the White Sox.

Donaldson has served as the DH in the last four games as he worked through a "dead arm" phase. The situation is still worth watching, but this is a sign that he's feeling better. Donaldson launched his first homer of the season on Monday.
Apr 3 - 3:38 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Monday that Josh Donaldson (shoulder) could return to third base on Tuesday.

Donaldson has been serving as the Blue Jays' designated hitter since having difficulty with his throws from the hot corner on Opening Day. He acknowledged after that game that he was working through a "dead arm" phase. The veteran third baseman battled a shoulder issue this spring.
Apr 2 - 4:20 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Devon Travis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Aledmys Diaz
3Gio Urshela
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Steve Pearce
3Dwight Smith Jr.
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
RF1Randal Grichuk
2Teoscar Hernandez
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Jaime Garcia
6Joe Biagini
7Sam Gaviglio
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Seung Hwan Oh
3Ryan Tepera
4Aaron Loup
5Tyler Clippard
6John Axford
7Jake Petricka
8Danny Barnes