Donaldson (shoulder) moved to long toss and will be required to throw across the diamond before embarking on a rehab assignment, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. Donaldson was able to resume throwing last week and appears to be nearing a rehab assignment by this weekend if he continues on this progression. Expect another update once he proves that he can handle the throw from third to first in the coming days.
Manager John Gibbons said Donaldson (shoulder) could embark on a minor-league rehab assignment later in the week, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. Donaldson, who recently resumed throwing, continues to make solid progress as works his way back from inflammation in his throwing shoulder. The Blue Jays are expected to reevaluate him Wednesday, and if everything checks out, the stud third baseman could be cleared to return to game action by the end of the week. A timetable for his return to the big-league lineup will hopefully come into focus once he kicks off a rehab assignment.
Donaldson (shoulder) resumed throwing in Florida on Thursday but will not return against the Yankees this weekend, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports. Manager John Gibbons added that Donaldson "felt great," though there isn't a precise timetable for his return at the moment. Donaldson is eligible to return Saturday, but it appears as though both parties are viewing his reinstatement during the club's six-game homestand starting Tuesday.
Donaldson (shoulder) is expected to need more than 10 days on the disabled list, and is unlikely to return against the Yankees at any point this weekend, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. Donaldson was placed on the DL retroactive to April 11. Manager John Gibbons doesn't think he will be ready to return Saturday, which is when he would be eligible to come off the shelf. Gibbons didn't make any promises heading into next week's series against Boston, starting Tuesday, but that seems to be the target date for Donaldson at this point in time. Expect another update on his status by the end of this weekend.
Donaldson was put on the 10-day disabled list due to right shoulder inflammation, retroactive to April 11. Donaldson has been dealing with throwing problems since the beginning of the season, when manager John Gibbons declared him as having a 'dead arm' following a batch of games where he was visibly struggling to get the ball to first base. The third baseman was briefly moved to the DH spot, but returned to his typical position against the White Sox on April 3 and has been playing the field since. Donaldson hasn't experienced any sort of setback or new injury to the shoulder, but without any noticeable improvement, Donaldson will be forced to spend some time in Florida going through a throwing program to correct the issue. In a corresponding move, Teoscar Hernandez was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo. Expect to see Yangervis Solarte earn a majority of the starts at the hot corner in Donaldson's absence.