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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. 300) / CHC
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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

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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

Josh Donaldson went 1-for-5 with his sixth home run of the season, a solo shot off Ubaldo Jimenez, in Wednesday's extra-inning loss to the Orioles.

Donaldson continues to rake, hitting .286/.366/.667 through his first 16 games of the year. He's a true four-category contributor. He has 15 runs and 14 RBI to go with the six homers and the solid batting average. His lack of above-average speed and his position in the batting order in front of Jose Bautista should keep him from surprising us in the stolen base category -- not that fantasy owners are complaining. He's a stud.
Apr 20 - 10:44 PM

Josh Donaldson hit his fifth home run of the season, a three-run shot, as the Blue Jays bested the Yankees 4-2 on Thursday.

Donaldson crushed a Nathan Eovaldi pitch to the deepest part of the park for the three-run blast, which ended up being the game-winning run. He finished 2-for-4, and he's now hit safely in every one of his 10 games played. The reigning AL MVP sure looks the part of a back-to-back champ, as he's now hitting .325/.372/.775 with a league-high five homers, 12 RBI and 11 runs scored in the very early going.
Apr 14 - 9:47 PM

Josh Donaldson (calf) will start at third base Tuesday against the Yankees.

Donaldson served as the DH for the last three games due to calf soreness, so this is a sign that he's doing a lot better. The defending AL MVP is batting .310 (9-for-29) with four homers and nine RBI through seven games this season.
Apr 12 - 3:43 PM

Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.

Donaldson has been in midseason form in terms of power. Sunday's homer -- he smashed the solo shot off Red Sox reliever Noe Ramirez in the eighth inning to boost the Jays to a 3-0 lead -- was the slugger's fourth in the first week of the season. He was pulled from Wednesday's contest against the Rays after tweaking his calf, but came back on Friday with no ill-effect (he actually hit a grand slam against the Red Sox upon his return to action). While Donaldson served as DH for Sunday's series-finale, he should be back out at third base soon enough, assuming no health setback.
Apr 10 - 3:49 PM

Josh Donaldson (calf) is once again serving as the Blue Jays designated hitter on Saturday.

Donaldson has reported improvement in his calf, though there's no real reason for the Jays to push him at this stage. Darwin Barney will draw another start at the hot corner and is batting eighth against Rick Porcello and the Red Sox.
Apr 9 - 10:52 AM

Josh Donaldson said Friday that his calf began to feel better as Friday's game against the Red Sox progressed.

Depending on how he feels in the morning, there's a chance that Donaldson could return to his position at third base as early as Saturday after serving as the designated hitter on Friday.
Apr 8 - 11:48 PM

Josh Donaldson (calf) launched a grand slam in his return to the lineup Friday versus Boston.

It was his second career grand slam and his first as a member of the Blue Jays. Donaldson, who served as the DH, finished the night 1-for-5 and is already up to three home runs on the year. His calf might not be back to 100 percent yet, but it’s not stopping him from making an impact.
Apr 8 - 11:45 PM

Josh Donaldson (calf) is back in the Blue Jays' lineup on Friday versus the Red Sox.

Donaldson exited Wednesday's loss to the Rays due to a strained calf. He's in the designated hitter spot Friday in order to protect the calf as much as possible, but fantasy owners will take it as long as his bat is in there. Darwin Barney is at third base, Edwin Encarnacion is at first and Chris Colabello and Justin Smoak are on the bench.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Thursday that Josh Donaldson (calf) could return to the starting lineup for Friday's series opener against the Red Sox.

That seems a little aggressive for a calf strain, but maybe it really is that mild. Donaldson slugged a three-run homer in the top of the fourth inning Wednesday at Tropicana Field before exiting the Blue Jays' series finale against the Rays in the top of the seventh following a groundout. He was limping badly as he made his way to the visitors dugout. Darwin Barney took over at third base.
Apr 7 - 3:06 PM

Josh Donaldson exited Wednesday's loss to the Rays due to a strained calf.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons passed along that diagnosis after the game. Donaldson was forced to exit Wednesday's showdown with the Rays after pulling up lame while running out a grounder to the left side of the infield in the top of the seventh inning. The slugger is being listed as day-to-day. There's some hope that it's just a minor strain.
Apr 6 - 4:20 PM

Josh Donaldson was removed from Wednesday's game against the Rays with an apparent leg injury.

Donaldson pulled up lame after hitting a chopper to the left side of the infield that ended the top of the seventh inning. Darwin Barney moved over to third base to open the bottom of the seventh. Donaldson slugged a three-run homer off Rays starter Matt Moore in his second at-bat of the day. He finished 1-for-3 with a walk. There should be a status update within the hour.
Apr 6 - 3:19 PM

Josh Donaldson ripped his first home run of the season Monday, smacking a solo shot in a win over the Rays.

The reigning American League MVP took Drew Smyly deep in the fifth inning. It was one of three longballs for the Blue Jays on the day, as Josh Thole and Michael Saunders also went deep. Donaldson also drew a walk Monday and has scored a run in each of Toronto's first two games.
Apr 4 - 10:21 PM

Josh Donaldson went 3-for-4 on Tuesday, raising his spring average to .357.

Oddly enough, all 10 of Donaldson's hits this spring are singles. Last year, 46 percent of his hits went for extra bases.
Mar 22 - 5:05 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2Matt Dominguez
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Matt Dominguez
LF1Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Aaron Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Roberto Osuna
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Bo Schultz
6Franklin Morales
7Gavin Floyd
8Jesse Chavez
9Ryan Tepera
10Joe Biagini