Donaldson went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Red Sox. Donaldson went deep off Chris Sale in the fourth inning for his seventh home run of the year. In eight games now for his new ball club Donaldson is hitting .217 with two solo home runs and three runs scored in 23 at-bats. Overall the 32-year-old is hitting .231/.333/.431 with 11 doubles, 18 RBI and 25 runs in 44 games this year.
Donaldson is not in the lineup Thursday against the White Sox, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Donaldson will take a seat for Thursday's series finale after starting the last three games, going 1-for-9 with three walks and a run scored over that stretch. Yandy Diaz will cover third base and hit sixth in his place.
Donaldson is not in the lineup against the Tigers on Saturday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Donaldson will head to the bench following his second start with Cleveland on Friday, during which he went 2-for-4 with a solo home run. In his place, Yandy Diaz will pick up a start at third base and bat seventh. Look for Donaldson to return to the lineup Sunday.
Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Tigers. Donaldson went deep in the sixth inning to tie the ballgame 2-2, but the Tigers would pull ahead in the seventh and bring home the victory. Since being traded from the Blue Jays to the Indians on Aug. 31, the 32-year-old has gone 2-for-9 with two strikeouts and a home run. He figures to see scheduled days off down the stretch of the regular season in order to get him back into game shape.
Donaldson is out of the starting lineup against the Rays on Wednesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Donaldson will take a seat after going 0-for-4 during Tuesday's game, which marked his first major-league contest since May 28. As expected, he will receive regular days off here and there as the Indians look to integrate him back into game shape. In his absence, Erik Gonzalez will start at third base.
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