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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||570.00||22.00||.281||86.00||84.00||6.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City||24||6||2|| .345|| .542|| .250|
|vs Martinez (Career)||8||2||0|| .375||.250||.250|
|vs RHP||455||113||15|| .329|| .398|| .248|
|12/26/2014||Henderson Alvarez, SP MIA|
Nelson Cruz, LF SEA
Wade Davis, RP KC
Chris Archer, SP TB
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
Marlon Byrd, OF CIN
Tyler Clippard, RP OAK
Yoenis Cespedes, RF DET
Chris Carter, DH HOU
Johnny Cueto, SP CIN
Homer Bailey, SP CIN
|Kole Calhoun, RF LAA|
Jose Bautista, RF TOR
Charlie Blackmon, RF COL
Rusney Castillo, CF BOS
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Josh Donaldson, 3B TOR
Corey Dickerson, LF COL
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
Jose Altuve, 2B HOU
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
Andrew Cashner, SP SD
|12/26/2014||Josh Donaldson, 3B TOR|
Aroldis Chapman, RP CIN
|Billy Butler, DH OAK|
Ernesto Frieri, RP TB
Brandon Moss, 1B CLE
|12/26/2014||Daniel Murphy, 2B NYM|
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
|Josh Donaldson, 3B TOR|
|Last 10 Games|
Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays likely heading for arbitration
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(1/16/15) Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Blue Jays are likely headed for arbitration after failing to agree on a deal before the deadline Friday. Donaldson reportedly submitted a $5.75 million request, while the Blue Jays submitted a $4.3 million request, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
Donaldson was traded to Toronto in Novemeber for Brett Lawrie and Kendall Graveman. He hit .255 with 29 home runs and 98 RBI in 2014.
Blue Jays 3B Donaldson expecting more homers in 2015
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(11/29/14) New Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson has predicted a power surge in 2015, greatly as a result to the move to a new home ballpark.
"(There were) 14 balls I hit in Oakland this year I thought would go out for homers but didn't," he told Sportsnet. "I'm looking forward to hitting in Rogers Center."
Donaldson still blasted 29 home runs with the Athletics last season.
A's deal Josh Donaldson to Blue Jays for Brett Lawrie
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(11/28/14) The Athletics have dealt third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Blue Jays for third baseman Brett Lawrie and pitcher Kendall Graveman, according to FoxSports.com. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has confirmed the deal.
Pitcher Sean Nolin and shortstop Franklin Barreto are also heading to Oakland, according to Yahoo! The 28-year-old Donaldson is entering his first year of arbitration. He's under team control until 2019. Lawrie is also entering his first year of arbitration, but will become a free-agent in 2018. Lawrie is entering his age-25 season. Graveman sky-rocketed through Toronto's farm system last year, jumping multiple levels. The 23-year-old posted a 1.83 ERA in 27 starts over four levels. He made his major-league debut as well, coming out of the bullpen five times at the end of the year.
The 24-year-old Nolin posted a 3.43 ERA over three levels in the minors last season. He tossed one inning in the majors last season, giving up one run. The 18-year-old Barreto hit .311/.384/.481 over 328 at-bats in Class A ball.
A's will listen on Jeff Samardzija, Scott Kazmir
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(11/5/14) The Athletics will listen to offers for pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Scott Kazmir, according to FoxSports.com.
The team isn't actively looking to shop either player, but would listen if any offers came in. Both Samardzija and Kazmir are entering the final years of the their contracts. Samardzija will likely be too expensive to remain in Oakland once his deal ends, while Kazmir could price his way off the team with another solid year.
The club is adamant about keeping third baseman Josh Donaldson. Donaldson is eligible for arbitration for the first time in his career, and should receive a healthy raise, but he's too valuable a piece for the team to trade.
Josh Donaldson says his knee feels more 'stable'
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(9/29/14) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson, who's been dealing with a knee injury, said he's encouraged because it feels more "stable" than it did the past couple days, reports CSNCalifornia.com. Donaldson should be in the lineup when Oakland visits the Royals in Tuesday's Wild Card game.
|2014 summary: Josh Donaldson was a surprise entry among the top-ranking third basemen in Fantasy in 2013, and he turned in an even better performance in his follow-up season. Donaldson smacked 29 home runs, drove in 98 runs and scored 93 times -- all improvements on his previous season's numbers. Only his .255 batting average stood as a sign of regression, as Donaldson struck out more often and hit fewer line drives. It all added up to a No. 3 ranking among third basemen in standard points leagues and a No. 4 ranking in Rotisserie leagues. Donaldson was part of the Athletics' "fall cleaning," as he was dealt to the Blue Jays in a five-player deal.|
Playing time status: Donaldson will be the Blue Jays' regular third baseman, and with a record of durability over the last two seasons, he has a chance to rack up his second straight 600 at-bat season.
2015 outlook: Moving from one of the American League's worst home run parks to one of the best, Donaldson's already lofty Fantasy value should get a boost. He is now arguably the most valuable third baseman in Fantasy (with the possible exception of Anthony Rendon) and in standard mixed leagues, he should be drafted early in the second round at the latest.
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