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20 Josh Donaldson 3B
Height/Weight: 6-1/210 | Birthdate: 12/8/1985 | Birthplace: Pensacola, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Toronto | College: Auburn | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $492,500 | Owned/Started%: 100/100 | Average Draft Position: 21.22
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3B Josh Donaldson blasts 25th homer in Blue Jays win


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/30/2015) Josh Donaldson continues to produce for the Blue Jays, as the third baseman cracked his 25th homer of the season to cap the scoring as Toronto picked up a 5-2 win over the Royals on Thursday. 

Donaldson's fourth-inning homer went to deep left-center, and with protection in the new-look Toronto lineup from Troy Tulowitzki and Jose Bautista, Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a walk. 

Donaldson has six home runs and 19 RBIs in July. 


Josh Donaldson homers in Blue Jays' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2015) Blue Jays' third baseman Josh Donaldson hit a two-run home run in Friday's win over Tampa Bay. 

Donaldson went 1 for 2 with a pair of walks. He homered for the 22nd time this season and third time in the last seven games. 


Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson returns to lineup Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2015) As expected, Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson was back in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, reports SportsNet.

Donaldson missed Sunday's start due to an illness, but he was able to play in the All-Star game. He will bat second and play third base. Donaldson is hitting .271 with four home runs and 14 RBI in his last 17 games.


Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson reaches twice in All Star Game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2015) Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson started his second straight All Star Game on Tuesday. 

Donaldson walked in both of his plate appearances before leaving for a pinch hitter in the fifth inning.

Donaldson also committed a throwing error. 


Angels duo Trout, Pujols lead power-packed AL All-Star lineup


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/13/2015) Angels sluggers Mike Trout and Albert Pujols lead a powerful American League lineup for Tuesday's All-Star Game, which was announced Monday by AL manager Ned Yost. 

Trout will play center field and bat leadoff, while Pujols will hit third and play first base. Together, the pair of Los Angeles teammates have combined for 52 home runs and 111 RBIs to rally the Angels into first place at the break. 

Here's the full AL lineup:

1. Mike Trout, CF, Angels
2. Josh Donaldson, 3B, Blue Jays
3. Albert Pujols, 1B, Angels
4. Nelson Cruz, DH, Mariners
5. Lorenzo Cain, RF, Royals
6. Adam Jones, LF, Orioles
7. Salvador Perez, C, Royals
8. Jose Altuve, 2B, Astros
9. Alcides Escobar, SS, Royals 


Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson out of Sunday's lineup


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals.

Donaldson left Saturday's matchup in the sixth inning because he was suffering from flu-like symptoms.


Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson leaves game with illness


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2015) Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson was forced to leave Saturday's game in the bottom of the sixth, due to illness. 

The team confirmed that Donaldson was suffering from flu-like symptoms, per TSN Radio.

"Donaldson has been sick, and then it was a tough day with the heat," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said, per MLB.com. "He was a little dehydrated."


Blue Jays DH Josh Donaldson doubles twice in loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/9/2015) Blue Jays designated hitter Josh Donaldson went 2 for 4 with two doubles and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the White Sox.

Donaldson continued his recent offensive surge with the multi-hit performance. Over his last eight games, Donaldson is hitting .353 with 12 hits, three doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI.


Josh Donaldson hits game winner for Blue Jays


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2015) Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson broke a 1-1 tie with a solo home run, leading Toronto to a 2-1 win over the White Sox.

Donaldson went 1 for 3 with a walk. He hit his 21st home run of the season and second in as many days.

Donaldson has hit in the last three games, going 5 for 11.  


Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson homers in losing effort Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson connected on his 20th home run of the season during Monday's 4-2 loss to the White Sox.

Donaldson hit the solo shot off Chris Sale in the sixth inning. He finished the game 2 for 3 at the plate. Prior to his two-hit game Monday, Donaldson was hitting .250 with two home runs and 10 RBI in his last 15 games.


AL Starters announced for 2015 All-Star Game


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/5/2015) The American League starters for the 2015 All-Star Game on July 14 were announced Sunday. The Royals will send four starters to the Summer Classic, with Salvador Perez, Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon leading the votes in their respective positions.

Angels outfielder Mike Trout will make his fourth consecutive All-Star appearance. He received the most votes of any outfielder and the second most on the AL roster.

Catcher: Salvador Perez, Royals
First baseman: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers (injured)
Second baseman: Jose Altuve, Astros
Third baseman: Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays (top AL vote-getter)
Shortstop: Alcides Escobar, Royals
Outfield: Mike Trout, Angels
Outfield: Lorenzo Cain, Royals
Outfield: Alex Gordon, Royals
Designated Hitter: Nelson Cruz , Mariners


Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson homers, doubles in win Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson totaled three hits, including his 20th double and 19th home run, in five at-bats during an 11-2 win Wednesday against the Red Sox. He finished with two runs, two RBI and one strikeout.

Both of his RBI came on a one-out home run off of Jonathan Aro in the eighth inning. It was his second home run in four games and his fourth home run since June 1.

Donaldson is batting .283 (15 for 53) with two home runs, five doubles, six RBI, eight runs, five walks and 17 strikeouts in his last 13 games.


GM: Blue Jays planning no extension talks with Josh Donaldson


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) The Blue Jays will apparently not be negotiating a contract extension with slugging third baseman Josh Donaldson any time soon.

General manager Alex Anthopoulos indicated as much when asked about it Monday. "I don't think so," he told 590 The Fan.

Donaldson has more than lived up to expectations this season with a slash line of .301/.360/.540 and 48 RBI. He is enjoying arguably his best season, but the lack of motivation to extend him is understandable. He is locked up through 2018.


3B Josh Donaldson goes deep again in Blue Jays triumph


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) Josh Donaldson had another big day for the Blue Jays on Sunday, cracking his 18th homer of the season to power Toronto to a victory over the Rangers. 

Donaldson opened the scoring for the Jays with a fourth-inning home run to left field, which also gave him 48 RBIs on the season. Donaldson added another hit to raise his average back over the .300 mark at .301. 

The Blue Jays' slugger has hit safely in eight of his last 10 contests, but this was his first home run since June 10, a span of 14 games. 


Danny Valencia replaces Josh Donaldson at third for Blue Jays


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game. Donaldson had started four straight and 11 of the last 12. 

Danny Valencia will start Monday, for the sixth time this season. He's the only player other than Donaldson to start at third base for the Blue Jays this year. 

Manager John Gibbons said it was a day off for Donaldson, per Sportsnet.


Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson continues to rack up numbers


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/19/2015) Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson continues to have an impressive season, and his hot hitting is a big reason why Toronto is back in the mix in the AL East. 

Donaldson is now hitting .307 with 17 homers and 46 RBIs -- all on pace for career-highs in those categories. Donaldson has hit safely in seven of his last 10 games, and five of those gmes, he registered at least two hits. 

A testament to Donaldson's all-around ability to help the ballclub, he is currently second in the American League in wins above replacement at 3.9, trailing only the Indians' Jason Kipnis. 


Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson keeps multi-hit streak alive


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson extended his streak of at least two games during Friday's win over the Red Sox.

Donaldson went 3 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored.

In his last five games, Donaldson is hitting .478 with two home runs, five RBI and 11 hits.


Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson crushes 17th home run of the year


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/10/2015) Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson continued his dominance over Major League pitching in Wednesday's 7-2 victory over the Marlins. Donaldson had two hits Wednesday including his 17th home run of the season. 

Donaldson's solo shot came with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to put the Jays up by five. He's now homered in two of his last three games and has hit safely in all but one of his nine games this month. 


Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson drives in three runs in Monday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2015) Blue Jays designated hitter Josh Donaldson drove in a team-high three runs to help propel the Blue Jays to an 11-3 victory over the Marlins on Monday.

Donaldson went 2 for 5 during the game with one run scored. His biggest hit was a solo home run in the second inning off Andre Rienzo.

Over his last 13 games, Donaldson is 20 for 55 with seven home runs and 15 RBI.


Josh Donaldson moves to DH for Blue Jays


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/8/2015) Third baseman Josh Donaldson will get a change of scenery Monday, as he's scheduled to be the DH for the Blue Jays as they take on the Marlins. 

Donaldson has only been the DH twice previously this season, and not since April 24. But Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has said he wanted to give Donaldson a break from the field, yet keep his potent bat in the lineup. 

Donaldson has hit 10 of his 15 homers at Rogers Centre. 


Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson slugs 15th homer Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1 for 4 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 6-5 loss to the Twins on Sunday.

After the Blue Jays lost a three-run lead in the sixth inning, Donaldson briefly put his team back on top with his homer in the top of the seventh. However, the Twins were able to score two runs in the bottom half of the inning to retake the lead for good.

"I'll tell you what, he has been amazing," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said to MLB.com. "He's got that knack and that's why he's an elite player. That's not easy to do, consistently like he has been doing. Thank God we've got him."

Donaldson has homered six times in his last six games and now owns a .312/.372/.604 line with 15 home runs and 39 RBI in 202 at-bats.


Josh Donaldson homers, drives in three for Blue Jays


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson hit a three run home run to help lead Toronto to a win over Minnesota on Friday. 

Donaldson went 2 for 5. The homer was his 14th of the year and brought him to 38 RBI. He's now homered in four straight games. 


Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson hits another ninth-inning home run


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Josh Donaldson did it again. For the second straight game, the Blue Jays third baseman blasted a ninth-inning home run off White Sox closer David Robertson. This time, the solo home run tied the game at three, but the White Sox would come back to win in the 10th inning.

"Cutter, just this one was a little bit up," Donaldson said of the pitch from Robertson that led to the game-tying homer, per MLB.com. "From my at-bat earlier, I hit a fly ball to right field that I thought I hit pretty well, and I figured I should try and pull it."

The home run, Donaldson's 13th of the season, was his only hit of the game. He now has eight hits over his last five games as his season average sits at .314.


Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson ends huge game with walk-off


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson hit a three-run walk-off home run to beat the White Sox on Tuesday.

"That’s the coolest part," he said of the game winner. "All your boys there sitting at home plate, the crowd going crazy, everybody’s very exuberant, because we just won the game."

The blast capped a two homer night for Donaldson. He hit a solo shot in the first inning. 

Donaldson went 4 for 4 on the night and scored five times. He has six hits in his last seven at bats. He's scored eight runs and hit three home runs in the last two games. 

Donaldson now has 12 home runs and 33 RBI. He's hitting .315.


Josh Donaldson goes deep in Blue Jays' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson hit a solo home run in Monday's win over the White Sox. 

Donaldson went 2 for 3 and scored three times. He walked once and hit his tenth home run of the season. He drove in his 29th run.