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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 went 4-for-5 with his 34th homer and 33rd double as the Blue Jays crushed the Angels 15-3 on Saturday.
Donaldson drove in a career-high six runs to become the first player this year to reach the century mark. He's 11 ahead of Chris Davis for the MLB lead. He had just one previous five-RBI game, that coming way back in his rookie season of 2012. He's already achieved career highs this year in homers and RBI. Aug 23 - 1:26 AM

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Josh Donaldson clubbed a pair of home runs, powering the Blue Jays past the Phillies on Tuesday.

Josh Donaldson hit a towering shot into the second deck in left field in the first inning against Aaron Nola, putting the Jays up 1-0. He'd make it a 7-5 game in the sixth when he took Jeanmar Gomez out to left field for his second homer. He finished 3-for-4 with a walk overall. Donaldson is firmly entrenched in the AL MVP discussion, batting .296/.365/.575 with 33 home runs and 91 RBI.
Aug 18 - 10:27 PM

Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's win over the Yankees.

In a match-up between division rivals and two of the best offensive teams in baseball, Donaldson got the Jays' series against the Yankees off to a roaring start when he jumped on a Nathan Eovaldi offering in the first inning for his 30th home run of the season. The solo shot pushed his RBI total to 82. The 29-year-old third baseman has homered in three of his last four games and is slashing .295/.363/.573 in the midst of what's been an MVP-caliber offensive campaign to this juncture.
Aug 7 - 11:10 PM

Josh Donaldson went yard for the 28th time this season, helping the Blue Jays beat the Twins on Tuesday.

Donaldson put the Jays up 1-0 early when he drilled a solo home run to left-center off of Phil Hughes. He finished 1-for-4. The third baseman has homered six times in his last 12 games. Donaldson is putting together an MVP-esque campaign, batting .293/.357/.562 with a league-leading total of 78 RBI along with the 28 homers.
Aug 4 - 9:57 PM

Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a home run Monday in the Blue Jays' victory over the Twins.

Donaldson doubled in the bottom of the first inning and then cranked a two-run shot off Twins starter Ervin Santana in the bottom of the fifth. The 29-year-old third baseman is sporting a tremendous .916 OPS with 27 home runs and 77 RBI in 105 games this season for the Blue Jays, who are now tied with Minnesota for the second American League Wild Card spot.
Aug 3 - 3:58 PM

Josh Donaldson drove in four runs in Friday's 7-6 win over the Royals, including a walk-off RBI single in the 11th.

Donaldson had a two-run double in the third inning before knocking in another run with a double in the seventh. The game-winning rally in the 11th was set up after Troy Tulowitzki reached on a one-out single and moved over to second base on a balk by Franklin Morales. Donaldson then laced a single to left field to end it. The 29-year-old continues to have a monster year, batting .295/.358/.550 with 25 homers and 73 RBI.
Jul 31 - 11:46 PM

Josh Donaldson collected his 25th homer and his 26th double as the Jays beat the Royals 5-2 on Thursday.

Donaldson has four homers in 12 games since the All-Star break. Mike Trout might end up running away from the crowd in the AL MVP race, but it'll be a surprise if Donaldson isn't in the top three or five when all is said and done.
Jul 30 - 11:49 PM

Josh Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 10-inning, 6-5 loss to the Mariners.

Donaldson launched the solo shot off Mariners starter Taijuan Walker in the first inning. It would be his only hit of the game, though he also knocked in a run with a sacrifice fly in the second. He's on the short-list of AL MVP candidates this season and is currently slashing .289/.351/.539 with 24 homers and 68 RBI. The slugger's even stolen three bases.
Jul 26 - 7:55 PM

Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with an RBI against his former teammates in Oakland on Wednesday.

Donaldson added a walk on offense and a throwing error on defense. The third baseman is certainly enjoying this homecoming. He'd been in a 1-for-20 slump entering this series, but is 4-for-9 with a pair of doubles over the past 48 hours against the A's.
Jul 23 - 2:10 AM

Josh Donaldson was removed from Saturday's game against the Royals in the sixth inning with flu-like symptoms.

No fun. Danny Valencia took over at third to begin the bottom half of that frame. Monitor Donaldson's status Sunday morning prior to Toronto's last game of the first half.
Jul 11 - 3:39 PM

Josh Donaldson went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Thursday afternoon's loss to the White Sox.

Donaldson may well end up winning the AL MVP award, but he recorded a quiet Thursday against Jeff Samardzija and the White Sox, going hit-less in the 2-0 defeat. It dropped his average under .300, but he's still slashing .299/.358/.543 with 21 homers and 60 RBI.
Jul 9 - 4:34 PM

Josh Donaldson hit his 21st home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

The homer, a solo shot in the fourth inning of Jose Quintana, turned out to be the difference in the game. Donaldson finished 1-for-3 with a walk. The record-setting All-Star vote-getter has certainly earned the distinction this year, as he's now hitting .300/.358/.544 with 58 RBI and an American League-best 64 runs scored.
Jul 7 - 11:04 PM

Josh Donaldson ripped his 20th home run of the season, but the Blue Jays suffered a 4-2 loss to the White Sox on Monday.

Donaldson finished 2-for-3 on the night. He drilled a solo home run to left field off of Chris Sale in the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie. The Blue Jays' slugger was the leading vote-getter in All-Star balloting, setting a new record for votes in fact. It has a lot to do with his .300/.357/.537 batting line with 20 home runs and 57 RBI.
Jul 6 - 10:21 PM

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

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

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C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
3Maicer Izturis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Ben Revere
2Chris Colabello
3Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
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2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Marco Estrada
5Marcus Stroman
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2Aaron Sanchez
3Brett Cecil
4LaTroy Hawkins
5Liam Hendriks
6Bo Schultz
7Mark Lowe