Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a double, an additional RBI and a walk in Saturday's loss against the Tigers.
Donaldson carried the Twins offensively in this game, as he plated the team's three runs. The veteran third baseman ended an eight-game homer drought and he's now hit safely in five of Minnesota's last seven games, recording three multi-hit appearances in that span.
Donaldson isn't starting Thursday's game against the Rangers.
Donaldson will get a rare day off after he went 2-for-11 with a double, an RBI, a run and three strikeouts in the last three contests. Willians Astudillo will start at third base and bat fourth.
Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Monday's 6-5 victory over the Rangers.
Donaldson helped his club build an early lead, driving in a run in the bottom of the third inning on a double to left field. He's now registered three doubles and two RBI in his last two contests, raising his batting average to .283 through 16 games in 2021.
Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's 10-2 victory over Cleveland.
The veteran third baseman has only two hits in his last six games, although he's walked as many times (two) as he's struck out in 21 at-bats during that span. Donaldson's average remains above .300 thanks to a hot start to the season, but his recent results have fallen well short of the lofty expectations for the talented but aging slugger. Even so, Donaldson remains a catalyst in the two-hole for Minnesota, as he went back-to-back with leadoff hitter Byron Buxton in Wednesday's contest to kickstart his team's offensive outburst.
Donaldson went 4-for-6 with a home run, three runs scored and two RBI in Wednesday's 13-12 extra-inning loss to the A's.
He got the wild slugfest started by launching a solo shot off Frankie Montas in the first inning, Donaldson's first homer of the year. The veteran has hit safely in all six games he's played sandwiched around a hamstring injury, and he's now hitting .556 (10-for-18) on the season.
Donaldson isn't in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Red Sox, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Donaldson was activated from the injured list Wednesday and went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run in the second game of the doubleheader against Boston. Willians Astudillo will start at third base Thursday, batting fifth.
Donaldson (hamstring) was officially activated ahead of Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Red Sox, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports. He is batting second and starting at third base.
He worked out on the field in between games and was cleared by the Twins medical staff to return. A healthy Donaldson can still do a lot of damage and he slots right back into a favorable spot in the lineup.
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said he expects Donaldson (hamstring) to be activated ahead of the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Red Sox, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Since Donaldson has recently recovered from a right hamstring strain, the Twins weren't keen on having him play both ends of the twin bill, so the team will wait to activate him until the second game to maintain some extra roster flexibility. Assuming Donaldson is in fact activated following the first game, he should step back into a starting role at third base for the nightcap.
Manager Rocco Baldelli said he expects Donaldson (hamstring) to come off the injured list and rejoin the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
It seemed like Donaldson would come back at some point during this series, but we'll have to wait until the third game of the four-game set for him to slot back in. Luis Arraez will still probably play plenty, especially against righties, either at other positions or at third base when Donaldson gets a day at DH.
Donaldson (hamstring) isn't included in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, signaling that he hasn't been activated from the 10-day injured list.
After seeing extended work in a simulated game Sunday at the Twins' alternate site, Donaldson wasn't activated ahead of Monday's scheduled game against Boston. The Twins' decision not to bring Donaldson back Monday seemed like part of a plan to give him a maintenance day following the sim game, but his absence from the lineup Tuesday is more of a surprise. Since Minnesota hasn't suggested that Donaldson is dealing with any sort of setback, the expectation remains that he'll be activated from the IL at some point this week.
Donaldson (hamstring) isn't included in the lineup for Monday's game against the Red Sox and isn't expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list until at least Tuesday.
The Twins' decision not to reinstate Donaldson from the IL ahead of the series opener shouldn't be taken as a sign that he experienced a setback. Instead, the 35-year-old is likely just receiving some extra maintenance after he logged six at-bats and played five innings at third base in a simulated game at the Twins' alternate site in Saint Paul on Sunday. Assuming Donaldson is feeling good after a full day of rest, he'll likely return to action Tuesday.
Donaldson (hamstring) felt good and didn't have any issues following Sunday's simulated game at the Twins' alternate training site in St. Paul, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Donaldson played five innings of defense Sunday and took six at-bats. He hit a home run in one of his trips to the plate, and his return could be imminent as long as he continues to feel good. Luis Arraez will likely move to left field once Donaldson is cleared to return to third base.
Donaldson (hamstring) is scheduled to play third base in a simulated game Sunday at the Twins' alternate site in Saint Paul, Darren Wolfson of Channel 5 Saint Paul reports.
If Donaldson is able to complete the simulated game without any setbacks to his right hamstring strain, he'll likely be on track to return from the 10-day injured list ahead of the Twins' home series versus Boston, which begins Monday. Luis Arraez has been the primary replacement at third base for Donaldson, but he'll likely move to left field once the latter is reinstated from the IL.
Donaldson (hamstring) could come off the injured list Monday or Tuesday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
He sprinted and ran the bases Saturday and looked good doing so, per Park. Donaldson will take some grounders and hit batting practice before getting some at-bats in at the alternate training site Saturday. It sounds like he is going to return early next week if he avoids setbacks. In the meantime, Luis Arraez will continue to fill in at the hot corner.
Donaldson (hamstring) could take at-bats in simulated games over the weekend, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Donaldson has continued to run on a treadmill and take batting practice in recent days, and manager Rocco Baldelli has been pleased with the 35-year-old's progress. If he continues to progress smoothly, Donaldson could head to the alternate training site over the weekend to take another step in his recovery. A timetable for Donaldson's return to game action hasn't yet been established, but he appears to be trending in the right direction.
Manager Rocco Baldelli said that Donaldson (hamstring) will run on a treadmill and take batting practice Tuesday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Though the Twins placed Donaldson on the 10-day injured list last weekend, the fact that he hasn't been shut down from baseball activities offers hope that he'll be in line for an abbreviated absence. Donaldson's return from the IL won't be considered imminent until he's able to take part in full fielding and baserunning drills, but he seems to be trending in the right direction.
Donaldson (hamstring) will hit and work out Saturday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Donaldson landed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring Saturday, but it looks as though he may not be in line for a long-term absence. He went through exercises Friday without pain, so this appears to be a case of the Twins being extra cautious with the oft-injured veteran.
Donaldson was placed on the 10-day injured list with a mild right hamstring strain Saturday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
Injuries are part of the package with Donaldson at this stage of his career, though those who drafted him this season likely hoped to get more than one inning out of him before his first trip to the injured list. There are some positives here, as the issue was described as "mild" and at least isn't yet another calf problem, but it's hard to be too optimistic given the veteran's recent track record. He's missed over a third of his team's games dating back to the start of the 2017 season. Brent Rooker was recalled to take his place on the roster.
Donaldson (hamstring) is not in the lineup Saturday against the Brewers.
Donaldson lasted just a single inning this season before suffering his first injury of the campaign, though it was at least a hamstring issue rather than yet another problem with his calves, which have been a persistent issue over the last several years. The Twins are expected to provide an update on his status sometime Saturday. Luis Arraez will start at third base in his absence.
The Twins will update the status of Donaldson's hamstring Saturday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
The club is apparently very relieved that Donaldson's injury was to his hamstring and not his calf. He was reevaluated Friday but the club won't provide a public diagnosis until Saturday.
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