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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||570.00||22.00||.281||86.00||84.00||6.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit||28||10||1|| .387|| .607|| .357|
|vs Perez (Career)||5||2||0|| .600||.500||.400|
|vs LHP||176||59||11|| .412|| .631|| .335|
|03/07/2014||Josh Donaldson, 3B OAK|
Shelby Miller, SP STL
|Billy Butler, DH KC|
Gio Gonzalez, SP WAS
|03/06/2014||Greg Holland, RP KC||Josh Donaldson, 3B OAK|
|03/06/2014||Stephen Strasburg, SP WAS|
Adam Jones, CF BAL
|Yu Darvish, SP TEX|
Josh Donaldson, 3B OAK
|Last 10 Games|
|Josh Donaldson likely to hit second |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(2/27/14) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson will likely be the team's two-hitter this season, according to Inside the A's.
Donaldson said he feels comfortable at any spot in the lineup, and gained some experience hitting in that spot last year. "[Manager Bob Melvin] put me there last year some toward the end of the season and it seemed to work." Donaldson said that even though he'll likely begin the season hitting second, things can change. "[Melvin] put me there last year some toward the end of the season and it seemed to work."
Donaldson hit .301/.384/.499 in 579 at-bats last year.
|Josh Donaldson won't start Wednesday |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(9/25/13) The Athletics left Josh Donaldson out of their starting lineup for Wednesday's game at the Angels. Alberto Callaspo got the start at third base in Donaldson's absence.
Prior to Wednesday, Donaldson had started in 15 consecutive games.
|Josh Donaldson hits 23rd home run |
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(9/16/13) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson hit his 23rd home run in Sunday's win over Texas.
Donaldson finished 1 for 3 with the solo shot and a pair of walks. Donaldson continues to be the offensive star of the Athletics franchise, as he owns a .302/.382/.507 line on the season.
|Josh Donaldson returns with single |
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(9/10/13) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson returned to action Tuesday in Minnesota following a quad injury. After looking good in batting practice, Donaldson went 1 for 4 with a run scored in the loss to the Twins.
Donaldson singled and scored in the game, but also struck out twice for the A's. He is batting .297 on the season.
|Josh Donaldson looks healthy for A's |
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(9/10/13) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson's injured quad may no longer be an issue, the San Francisco Chronicle reports Tuesday. Donaldson was seen launching homers in batting practice before Tuesday's game in Minnesota.
The corner infielder was able to make his return to the lineup Tuesday against the Twins after sitting out Sunday's game.
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|To the casual observer, Josh Donaldson's breakout 2013 in which he placed fourth in AL MVP voting and fourth among third basemen in both Head-to-Head and Rotisserie leagues seemed to come out of nowhere. But if you dig a little deeper, you'll find that his transformation actually began late in 2012, when he returned from a minor-league demotion to hit .290 with eight homers and an .844 OPS in 176 at-bats over the final six weeks. It wasn't too unlike Jose Bautista's breakthrough, which actually began in September 2009, when he hit 10 homers, but didn't become apparent to Fantasy owners until 2010. Of course, not every player who experiences one month of greatness followed by one year of greatness sustains that pace forevermore, but in Donaldson's case, it shows he wasn't just a one-year wonder, which should give you some confidence in drafting him. He's not as established as, say, Ryan Zimmerman, of course, but then again, he's not as much of an injury risk either. He's the kind of gamble worth taking in the early rounds, after the top five third basemen have gone off the board.
(Updated 1/8/14) |
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|3/11/14||@ SD||4:05 pm|| |
|3/12/14||KC||4:05 pm|| |
|3/13/14||COL||10:05 pm|| |