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September 29, 2020 12:20 PM
Twins' Josh Donaldson: Fails to make first-round roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson (calf) is not on the Twins' AL Wild Card Round roster, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.

Calf issues, which are hardly something new for the veteran third baseman, limited Donaldson to just 28 games this season. The issue returned during the final series of the campaign and evidently hasn't subsided to the point that the Twins feel comfortable with him playing at any point in the next three days. Marwin Gonzalez will be the third baseman in Game 1 against the Astros.

September 28, 2020 04:52 PM
Twins' Josh Donaldson: Takes live batting practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson (calf) participated in live batting practice Monday, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

Donaldson missed the final two games of the regular season with a right calf cramp, but he took batting practice with the Twins on Monday, just one day before Game 1 of the AL Wild Card Series. The team hasn't announced whether he'll be available to begin the series, but his participation in batting practice is an encouraging step.

September 27, 2020 12:28 PM
Twins' Josh Donaldson: Out again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson (calf) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Reds, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

The veteran third baseman exited Friday's contest with a right calf cramp and won't start the final two games of the season. It's not a great sign given Donaldson has battled calf issues in recent years, but the Twins may just be expressing caution on the eve of the playoffs. Marwin Gonzalez receives the start at third base Sunday for the Twins.

September 26, 2020 04:52 PM
Twins' Josh Donaldson: Not in Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson (calf) will not start Saturday's game against Cincinnati.

Donaldson left Friday's game with a right calf cramp, a worrying sign for a player who has missed quite a bit of time with calf issues in recent years. He's reportedly feeling good and receiving treatment Saturday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports, but the Twins are likely far more concerned about having him healthy for the playoffs than having him available for the final two games of the regular season. Ehire Adrianza will be the third baseman Saturday.

September 25, 2020 10:24 PM
Twins' Josh Donaldson: Dealing with right calf cramp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson left Friday's game against the Reds at the beginning of the second inning with a right calf cramp, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Donaldson was replaced defensively by Ehire Adrianza to begin the second inning, and his initial diagnosis revealed a right calf issue. The third baseman missed all of August with right calf tightness. He's currently considered day-to-day but could be replaced by Adrianza or Marwin Gonzalez if he misses additional time.

September 25, 2020 08:56 PM
Twins' Josh Donaldson: Exits with apparent injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson left Friday's game against the Reds with an apparent injury, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

It's not clear what injury Donaldson could be dealing with, but he was replaced by Ehire Adrianza at third base to begin the second inning. Whether Donaldson misses additional time remains to be seen.

September 20, 2020 10:56 PM
Twins' Josh Donaldson: On base four times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Cubs.

Donaldson was good at getting on base, but he wasn't able to generate any runs himself. The 34-year-old has a .243/.380/.514 slash line after the productive outing. He's added six homers, 11 RBI and 13 runs scored in 25 games.

September 20, 2020 02:16 AM
Twins' Josh Donaldson: Homers as pinch hitter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in a victory over the Cubs on Saturday.

Donaldson wasn't in the starting lineup, but he came on as a pinch hitter with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. Though he hit into a fielder's choice in that at-bat, the slugger had a more successful result when he slammed a solo homer to right field in the ninth frame. Donaldson's is slashing .225/.356/.507 with six homers and 11 RBI on the season.

September 19, 2020 03:00 PM
Twins' Josh Donaldson: Not in Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson isn't starting Saturday against the Cubs.

Donaldson started the last 11 games, logging a .341 OBP with three home runs and five RBI during that time. He'll get a breather Saturday as Ehire Adrianza takes over at third base.

September 17, 2020 04:20 PM
Twins' Josh Donaldson: Ejected after home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson was ejected during the sixth inning of Thursday's game against the White Sox.

The 34-year-old gave the Twins a 3-2 lead after hitting a solo homer to start the sixth inning, but he was ejected when he kicked dirt on home plate. Donaldson was unhappy about a strike call earlier in the at-bat, and he returned for some additional dirt kicking to express his displeasure before leaving the field.

September 8, 2020 10:36 PM
Twins' Josh Donaldson: Slugs third homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a walk and a three-run home run during a 7-3 win over the Cardinals in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

The veteran slugger took Carlos Martinez deep in the third inning for his third homer of the year, and Donaldson then followed up that performance by going 1-for-3 with a walk, a double and a run scored in the nightcap. The 34-year-old has now gone yard twice in eight games since returning from a calf injury, and Tuesday's effort boosted his slash line on the year to .244/.396/.512 through 15 contests.

September 6, 2020 10:24 AM
Twins' Josh Donaldson: Takes seat Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.

Donaldson just returned from a calf injury earlier in the week and it makes sense that the Twins wouldn't want to push their luck with the 34-year-old. Ehire Adrianza will take over at third base and bat eighth against right-hander Casey Mize.

September 5, 2020 02:40 AM
Twins' Josh Donaldson: Resting in nightcap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson will not start the second half of Friday's doubleheader against Detroit.

Donaldson hit a solo shot in the Twins' 2-0 win in the first game of the day, but it's not a surprise to see that the oft-injured veteran won't be tasked with making two starts in one day. Ehire Adrianza will handle the hot corner in his absence.

September 3, 2020 12:48 AM
Twins' Josh Donaldson: Drives in two in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI during Wednesday's victory over the White Sox.

Donaldson, who was reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Wednesday's game against the White Sox, wasted no time in contributing to his team's win, knocking in a two-run double off Reynaldo Lopez in the second inning. The 34-year-old third baseman missed the month of August with a strained right calf and should continue to make an immediate impact on Minnesota's lineup.

September 2, 2020 09:08 PM
Twins' Josh Donaldson: Officially activated
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson (calf) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and is starting Wednesday against the White Sox.

Donaldson's return puts the Twins' lineup back at full strength after he missed all of August with a sore right calf. He'll start at third base in his first game back with the team, batting second. Ildemaro Vargas was designated for assignment to make room for Donaldson on the active roster.

September 1, 2020 10:04 AM
Twins' Josh Donaldson: Due back from IL on Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Twins are planning to activate Donaldson (calf) from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

With center fielder Byron Buxton (shoulder) set to come off the IL on Tuesday, Donaldson's return the following day will put the Minnesota lineup at full strength minus top catcher Mitch Garver (side), who remains without a clear timeline to resume playing. Donaldson missed all of August with a sore right calf, the same injury he dealt with for much of the 2018 season. Before being sidelined, Donaldson was off to a slow start in his first season in Minnesota, going 4-for-22 with seven strikeouts in seven games. Minnesota may give Donaldson a day or two off per week to ensure he stays healthy for the second half of the season, but the 34-year-old should otherwise settle back in as the Twins' everyday third baseman, bumping Marwin Gonzalez back to a utility role.

August 31, 2020 06:56 PM
Twins' Josh Donaldson: Very close to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson (calf) is expected to return form the injured list "really soon," per manager Rocco Baldelli, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

Baldelli didn't offer a precise timeline for the third baseman's return from calf issues, but it doesn't appear that the veteran will miss much more time. He's reportedly doing quite well and took part in another simulated game at the Twins' alternate site Monday.

August 30, 2020 10:04 AM
Twins' Josh Donaldson: Could return next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson (calf) could return to the Twins lineup during the team's upcoming weeklong homestand, manager Rocco Baldelli told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Donaldson, who has been practicing with Minnesota's alternate training camp in St. Paul and playing in simulated games, is said to be pain-free. However, the Twins haven't been able to build him up to nine innings given the limited number of players in St. Paul, which could set back his return slightly.

August 26, 2020 03:08 PM
Twins' Josh Donaldson: Playing in intrasquad games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson (calf) has resumed playing in intrasquad games at the Twins' alternate training site, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Donaldson has been increasing his activity since landing on the 10-day injured list with a right calf injury. He's recently progressed to taking at-bats in intrasquad matchups. Despite the positive signs, a timetable for his return still hasn't been announced, but his absence from the Twins' ongoing 10-game road trip suggests he won't be activated until at least next week.

August 20, 2020 01:24 AM
Twins' Josh Donaldson: Increases activity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson (calf) took grounders at third base before batting practice on Wednesday and was scheduled to do some running, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "The running and the movement and any sort of agility work would be certainly a step up from where we've been," said manager Rocco Baldelli.

He suffered the calf injury on July 31 and at first the injury was thought to be minor. He then was later placed on the 10-day IL retroactive to Aug. 4. His comeback from the injury had been stalled until earlier this week. While he's making progress, there's still no timetable for his return.

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Pensacola, FL
Minnesota Twins
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2015: AL Most Valuable Player;AL Hank Aaron Award;AL RBI Leader