Josh Donaldson

#20 3B / Toronto Blue Jays / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 210 lb Age: 32 College: Auburn Bats/Throws -/-

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      Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Collects three hits

      Josh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with a double Thursday against the Mariners.Donaldson had been in a prolonged slump since returning to the lineup, recording only five hits in 29 at-bats entering Thursday's game. However, this performance was a step forward as he doubled off Mike Leake and was one of the few bright spots in the Toronto Blue Jays' lineup. While there have been no indications from the team that his shoulder injury is hindering his performance, he is now slugging just .494 in 79 at-bats -- his lowest mark since 2014.

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      Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Has big return to lineup

      Josh Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the second game of a doubleheader against the Indians on Thursday.Donaldson returned to the lineup Thursday after missing three weeks due to shoulder inflammation. He started at third base in the afternoon game while remaining in the lineup as the designated hitter for the second game of the twin bill. Regardless of his defensive role, he showed no signs of rust, blasting a home run in each game while also recording two doubles. Thursday's performances added to his elite power production and his slugging percentage is now .579 in 57 at-bats this season.

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      Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Activated ahead of twin bill

      The Toronto Blue Jays activated Josh Donaldson (shoulder) from the 10-day disabled list Thursday, Shi Davidi of reports.Donaldson missed just over three weeks with right shoulder inflammation, but the Blue Jays are confident the star third baseman won't experience any further issues with his throwing after taking the time off to recover from the injury. The 32-year-old recently completed a two-game rehab assignment at High-A Dunedin, going 2-for-5 with a walk in those contests. Perhaps more importantly, Donaldson logged seven innings at the hot corner Tuesday and made crisp throws on each of three occasions he needed to retire a batter at first base. The Blue Jays haven't revealed their lineup for the first game of their doubleheader Thursday against the Indians, but it's generally expected that Donaldson will start at third base in at least one of the contests while heading to the bench or serving as the designated hitter for the other contest.

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      Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Likely to be activated Thursday

      Josh Donaldson (shoulder) will join the Toronto Blue Jays in Cleveland on Thursday and will likely be activated from the 10-day disabled list prior to Thursday's series opener against the Indians, Shi Davidi of reports.Donaldson played seven innings at third base in his second rehab game with High-A Dunedin on Tuesday and reported no issues, clearing the way for him to rejoin the big club after spending the past two and a half weeks on the shelf with shoulder inflammation. The 32-year-old, who was hitting .239/.352/.457 with three homers prior to landing on the DL, will immediately slot back into the heart of the Blue Jays' lineup once activated.

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      Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Plays seven innings in rehab game

      Josh Donaldson (shoulder) went 2-for-2 with a walk while playing seven innings at third base Tuesday in a rehab game at High-A Dunedin.Per John Lott of The Athletic Toronto, Donaldson made a fielding error, but handled the other three groundballs he received on the day and successfully threw out the runner at first base. That provides some optimism that his shoulder is no longer inhibiting his throwing, but Donaldson will still probably need to get in another game or two in the minors before the Toronto Blue Jays consider bringing him back from the 10-day disabled list, likely at some point over the weekend.

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      Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Returning to field Tuesday

      Josh Donaldson (shoulder) will play third base in a rehab game Tuesday, Gregor Chisholm of reports.Donaldson was able to act as the designated hitter in his first rehab game Saturday, but it seems like he'll finally be able to return to the hot corner in an actual game shortly. No firm timetable for his return has been released, though Chisholm noted that a return Friday when the Toronto Blue Jays play in Tampa Bay would make sense given that Donaldson is currently rehabbing with the team's affiliate in Dunedin, which is less than an hour away from Tropicana Field.

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      Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Goes hitless in first rehab game

      Josh Donaldson (shoulder) went 0-for-3 while serving as the designated hitter for High-A Dunedin in a rehab game Saturday.According to Hazel Mae of Sportsnet, Toronto Blue Jays skipper John Gibbons said Sunday that Donaldson could be on pace to return from the 10-day disabled list next weekend, ahead of Toronto's three-game road set in Tampa. Donaldson's activation will likely be contingent on him playing third base and throwing across the diamond without any issue during the rehab assignment. The limitations the shoulder presented defensively for Donaldson were at the root of his placement on the DL earlier this month, as he had been slashing a palatable .239/.352/.457 prior to the shutdown.

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      Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Begins rehab assignment Saturday

      Josh Donaldson (shoulder) will begin his rehab assignment Saturday, serving as designated hitter for High-A Dunedin, Gregor Chisholm of reports.Donaldson threw the ball around the infield earlier Friday, clearing the final hurdle to begin his rehab assignment. The 31-year-old has been on the disabled list since April 11 with shoulder inflammation, and it's unclear how long of a rehab assignment he is expected to require.

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      Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Clears final hurdle before rehab assignment

      Josh Donaldson (shoulder) threw between bases Friday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports.This was the final hurdle to overcome before a rehab assignment. Manager John Gibbons said that it's unclear when Donaldson will rehab with an affiliate, but it appears that the star third baseman is very close to a return to the active roster.

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      Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Progresses to long toss

      Josh Donaldson (shoulder) moved to long toss and will be required to throw across the diamond before embarking on a rehab assignment, Shi Davidi of 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.

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