Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
4 hours ago

Donaldson went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in Thursday's game against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Donaldson's fifth-inning blast was his 29th of the season, and his first since Aug. 13. Despite hitting safely in 16 of 20 games this month, the third baseman has actually seen his batting average drop a bit since the beginning of August. In addition, Donaldson's K:BB ratio is worst this month than it has been since May. On the bright side, the reigning AL MVP is riding a small four-game hitting streak in which he's amassed five RBI and scored three runs.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
5 days ago

Donaldson (thumb) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Indians, Sportsnet's Barry Davis reports.

EDGE Analysis

Donaldson had been held out of action for back-to-back games, but he'll return to third base and bat second in the order for Sunday's series finale. It's been a slow month of August for Donaldson, as a .727 OPS is a step back by his standards, but he'll look to get back on track Sunday against Corey Kluber and the Tribe.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
5 days ago

Donaldson (thumb) is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

The Blue Jays will be getting Troy Tulowitzki back in the lineup Saturday, but they'll still be missing their best player as Donaldson remains out with a thumb injury. He suffered the jammed thumb in Wednesday's contest and although he's not expected to miss significant time, he will sit out for a second consecutive game. Donaldson's next chance to return will come Sunday against Cleveland.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
6 days ago

Donaldson (thumb) is out of the lineup Friday against the Indians, Sportsnet's Barry Davis reports.

EDGE Analysis

X-rays were negative after Donaldson jammed his thumb Wednesday and the expectation is that the reigning AL MVP will not miss much time. Darwin Barney will fill in for Donaldson at third base with Michael Saunders batting second against right-hander Trevor Bauer.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
1 week ago

Donaldson, who left Wednesday's game early with a jammed thumb, had precautionary X-rays taken after the game that came back negative, Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Donaldson said the damage this time isn't as severe as it was in early June in Boston, when he missed on game with the same injury. The news is about as positive as it could be for his fantasy owners, as it sounds like Donaldson has a chance to play in the team's next game Friday in Cleveland.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
1 week ago

Donaldson left Wednesday's game with a jammed thumb, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

The club has Thursday off, so Donaldson should be considered day-to-day heading into Friday's contest against the Indians. Before getting hurt, Donaldson had gone 0-for-4 at the plate with two strikeouts.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
1 week ago

Donaldson went 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs and an RBI in Tuesday's 12-6 win at Yankee Stadium.

EDGE Analysis

Donaldson didn't do much damage himself, but parlayed an infield single and two free passes into a very solid line thanks to strong production from the rest of the Blue Jays lineup around him. The 2015 AL MVP is still going through a rough patch by his lofty standards, with just two extra-base hits in an 8-for-38 stretch over the past 10 games.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
2 weeks ago

Donaldson went 0-for-3 with a bases-loaded walk, recording his 79th RBI of the year, in Sunday's win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Despite hitting safely in 11 of his last 12 starts, the third baseman has seen his average dip more than five points through the first half of the current month. History would indicate that he'll get back to his dominant ways soon. Last season, August was by far Donaldson's best month of the campaign -- he hit .324/.408/.724 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI and 29 runs -- and it propelled him to the AL MVP award. Over the past three seasons, Donaldson has hit a combined .307 in August, his highest average for any month.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
3 weeks ago

Despite being hit by a pitch on the head in Friday's game against the Blue Jays, Donaldson will start Saturday's contest, Sportsnet's Barry Davis reports.

EDGE Analysis

Donaldson was fortunate to remain in Friday's game after being struck, and he did not have any after effects Saturday outside of some swelling on his cheek. He will man the hot corner Friday and again hit third in the Blue Jays' new-look batting order.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
3 weeks ago

Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo homers in Wednesday's win over Houston.

EDGE Analysis

While Donaldson's going to have a tough time matching last year's 123 RBI, he's actually outdoing himself anyway -- he's a strong bet for a second straight 40-homer campaign and has lifted his OPS by nearly 60 points from last season, pushing the 1.000 mark. Last season was no mirage -- at 30 years old, he's one of the game's top hitters, and he's actually only getting better.