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20 Josh Donaldson 3B
Height/Weight: 6-0/221 | Birthdate: 12/8/1985 | Birthplace: Pensacola, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Oakland | College: Auburn | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $492,500 | Owned/Started%: 99/92 | Average Draft Position: 71.24
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Josh Donaldson puts 2-for-22 slump behind him


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson started the season mired in a 2-for-22 slump, but his struggles at the plate appear to be a thing of the past.

Donaldson collected his third straight multi-hit game and extended his hitting streak to four games during a 6-1 win Thursday against the Twins.

Donaldson homered for the first time this season -- connecting for a two-run homer off Mike Pelfrey in the third inning to give Oakland a 3-1 lead. Donaldson added an RBI single in the sixth inning to extend the lead to 6-1.

Donaldson is batting .368 (7 for 19) over his last four games, raising his season average from .091 to .220. He has five RBI in nine games -- all coming in his last four games.


Josh Donaldson about to begin hot streak?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Even after a two-hit performance Monday at Minnesota, which included his first double, Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson expressed disappointment with his slow start. He's batting just .161 through seven games.

"I don’t feel good at the plate right now," Donaldson said after Monday's game, per Bay Area News. "I’m trying to battle through it. My problem right now is with my contact point. I’m catching the ball in front or too deep. It’s been a little frustrating. But so far we haven’t played a lot of games."

The good news is that Donaldson was batting just .120 through seven games last season and finished the year with a breakout campaign. Manager Bob Melvin said Donaldson's double to right-center Monday is a good sign.

"He’s at his best going to right-center like that," Melvin said.


Josh Donaldson goes 1 for 4 in return to lineup Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1 for 4 in Wednesday's 13-3 win over the Indians after missing the last two days with calf tightness.

Donaldson is just 8 for 34 this spring but does have two home runs, seven RBI and five walks to his credit. He'll be looking for a repeat of last year's breakout season in 2014.


Josh Donaldson penciled in to return Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson is slated to return to the spring lineup Wednesday against the Indians. Donaldson has been sidelined since leaving Sunday's game due to right calf tightness.

Josh Donaldson to rest Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson will not play Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Donaldson wanted to take part in the game, but instead he'll get another day to recover from calf tightness. He'll likely return to action Wednesday.


Josh Donaldson due back Tuesday or Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson, who left Sunday's spring game due to calf tightness, isn't going through conditioning drills Monday. However, he is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday or Wednesday, per the San Francisco Chronicle.

Josh Donaldson exits Sunday's game with calf tightness


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson left Sunday's spring game against the Reds with right calf tightness. The A's don't consider Donaldson's injury to be serious.

Report: Josh Donaldson renewed at league minimum


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2014) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson has been renewed at the major league minimum of $500,000, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Donaldson could be in line for quite a payday if he continues to rake like he did in 2013, when he led Oakland starters with a .301 batting average, 93 RBI and .499 slugging percentage while slugging 26 home runs.


Josh Donaldson likely to hit second


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) 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
(9/25/2013) 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
(9/16/2013) 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
(9/10/2013) 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
(9/10/2013) 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. 


Josh Donaldson benched with quad issue


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/8/2013) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson sat out Sunday's game versus the Astros, as he aggravated a strained right quad during Saturday's contest. He was replaced in the lineup by Alberto Callaspo.

Oakland manager Bob Melvin intimated that he rested Donaldson so that he could return to the lineup for Tuesday's series opener against the Twins. He explained the decision to MLB.com, saying "with the off-day [Monday], it is definitely the prudent thing to do."


Josh Donaldson collects three hits in win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2013) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson was part of a barrage of 21 Oakland hits in his team's 14-4 win over the Tigers Wednesday, going 3 for 4 with one double, two RBI and two runs.

It was the seventh time this season Donaldson had at least three hits in a game, but the first time he accomplished the feat in August. He owns a .295/.372/.479 line with 19 home runs and 77 RBI as he contnues to play an integral role in the A's offense.


Josh Donaldson hitting second Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2013) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson will hit second against the Tigers Tuesday.

Donaldson has been used as a middle-of-the-order hitter lately, but will get a chance to move up in the order. He's hitting .291/.370/.476 in 471 at-bats. Donaldson is facing off against Justin Verlander. 


Josh Donaldson goes deep for A's


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2013) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson homered Sunday during a 10-3 loss at Baltimore. Donaldson went deep in the eighth inning for a two-run blast. 

Donaldson hit his 19th home run Sunday as he finished 1 for 2 with two walks. He drove in two runs and is batting .292. He added his third stolen base of the season. 

The 27-year-old Donaldson has 74 RBI on the year for Oakland. He's homered twice in his last five games with five runs driven in over that stretch. 


Josh Donaldson posts 10 RBI in last 13 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2013) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson connected for a two-run homer Tuesday against the Mariners. He finished 2 for 5.

Donaldson has managed two hits in three of his last four games and has at least one RBI in four straight games (seven total). He is batting .340 (16 for 47) with a .553 slugging percentage, .968 OPS, one triple, two doubles, two home runs, nine runs and 10 RBI in his last 13 games.


Josh Donaldson playing DH


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2013) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson will serve as the team's designated hitter Monday against the Blue Jays.

Donaldson will hit third against pitcher J.A. Happ. Alberto Callaspo will play third. Donaldson is hitting .296/.376/.484 in 419 at-bats. 


Josh Donaldson finally hits second-half home run


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2013) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson had an RBI single and solo home run during Wednesday's game at Cincinnati. He recorded two runs as well.

Donaldson homered Wednesday for the first time since the All-Star break. Donaldson was batting .186 (11 for 59) with one double and no RBI in 17 games in the second half before breaking out with a home run and two RBI Wednesday.


Outlook for Josh Donaldson remains favorable


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/26/2013) Uh-oh. The Athletics' Josh Donaldson is batting .186 (8 for 43) over his last 12 games. Guess this is the beginning of the end, right?

Well, it is his longest cold stretch of the season, but not by as much as you'd think.

In June, he had a 10-game stretch in which he hit .146 (6 for 41). In late April and early May, he had an eight-game stretch in which he hit .179 (5 for 28). At the very beginning of the season, before anyone knew what they had in Donaldson, he hit .120 (3 for 25) in seven games.

In other words, it seems scary because it's happening right now and because you keep waiting for the other shoe to drop with him, but to me, Donaldson's little cold spell is much ado about nothing. His .299 batting average and 24 homers in 545 at-bats since his return from the minor leagues last August counts for so much more.


Josh Donaldson kicks off July with home run


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2013) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson started July how he finished June -- with a home run. Donaldson homered, drove in two runs and finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored Tuesday against the Cubs.

Donaldson has homered four times in his last six games and is slugging .755 in his last 14 games. He is also batting .388 (19 for 49) with three doubles, five home runs, 12 runs, 13 RBI and seven walks in his last 14 games.


Josh Donaldson productive in second half of June


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2013) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson finished June with a home run and double during Sunday's 7-5 win against the Cardinals. It was his sixth multi-hit game in his last 13 starts.

Donaldson is batting .378 (17 for 45) with three doubles, four home runs, 10 runs, 11 RBI and seven walks in his last 13 games. Donaldson's hot streak comes after he hit .121 (4 for 33) over an eight-game span from June 6-15.


Josh Donaldson hits three-run blast


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2013) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson provided more offense than Oakland needed Wednesday during a 5-0 win over the Reds. 

Donaldson smashed his 12th home run of the season in the fourth inning off starter Homer Bailey for a three-run shot with no outs in the inning. He finished 1 for 3 with three RBI and added a walk in the game. Donaldson is batting .308 for the A's. 

The 27-year-old has homered in back-to-back games now and has three long balls in his last 10 contests with nine RBI over that span. He's up to 51 RBI on the season. 


Josh Donaldson keeps adding to career high in HRs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2013) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer off Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo during Tuesday's 7-3 win. He finished 2 for 4 with two runs.

Donaldson, who has a career-high 11 home runs, is batting .333 (11 for 33) with one double, two home runs, four walks, six runs and six RBI in his last nine games.