Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
4 days ago

Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, a walk and two runs in Friday's 9-0 victory over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

The slugging third baseman went deep in the eighth inning off reliever Ben Heller, his second homer in the last three days. Donaldson now has hits in three straight, a sign he may be emerging from what had been a two-week-plus slump. Despite his modest stretch of success, he's enduring the worst month of the season, hitting .183 with the aforementioned pair of round-trippers and three RBI.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
2 weeks ago

Donaldson went 3-for-3 with two doubles, two walks and two runs against the Angels on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Getting on base all five times makes for about as impressive a return as you can ask for after the reigning AL MVP was sidelined three games with a hip injury. Donaldson's markedly improved his plate discipline this year -- he now has 97 walks, exceeding his previous career high by more than 20. Perhaps predictably, that extra patience has come at the expense of RBI -- not to knock Donaldson's outstanding total of 92, but he hasn't driven home a run since the end of August and doesn't stand any chance of matching last season's 123.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
2 weeks ago

Donaldson (hip) will serve as the designated hitter and bat second Thursday against the Angels, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca

EDGE Analysis

The reigning AL MVP will tough it out and return as the DH Thursday after missing three starts. Apparently, the hip has not responded well to treatment and it's uncertain when he may be cleared to return to the field, but clearly whatever Wednesday's MRI showed was nothing that will keep Donaldson off the field entirely down the stretch. He'll be looking to record his first hit since Sept. 3.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
2 weeks ago

Donaldson (hip) will have an MRI on Wednesday, Jays broadcaster Mike Wilner reports.

EDGE Analysis

The hip injury will keep Donaldson out of the lineup Wednesday for the third straight game. His ailment has not responded to treatment as expected, which is why the MRI was deemed prudent. Donaldson is obviously miserable that he can't be out there while the Blue Jays fight to chase down the Red Sox in the AL East (they are two games back), so the fact that he hasn't returned yet speaks to the severity of the injury. Ryan Goins and Darwin Barney are the Jays' only other options at the hot corner while Donaldson is sidelined.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
2 weeks ago

Donaldson (hip) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

The Jays had initially hoped Donaldson would be able to return to action Wednesday, but he'll sit for the third straight game as he continues to nurse what manager John Gibbons described as a "jarred" right hip. Toronto will go with Ryan Goins at third base Wednesday, and he'll bat ninth in the order.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
2 weeks ago

Donaldson remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rays, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Donaldson will sit for the second consecutive day, and manager John Gibbons indicated that the reigning MVP "jarred" his right hip during Sunday's game, leading to some minor discomfort. The Jays will again go with Darwin Barney at third base Tuesday, with the hope that Donaldson will be able to return to the lineup Wednesday afternoon.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
2 weeks ago

Donaldson is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Rays, according to Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star.

EDGE Analysis

Donaldson is hitless since Sept. 3, so he will get a day off for the first time since he sat out back-to-back days in late August with a sore thumb. Darwin Barney will man the hot corner Monday in Donaldson's place.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
3 weeks ago

Donaldson went 0-for-2 with two walks in Monday's loss at Yankee Stadium.

EDGE Analysis

Donaldson, who saw his 12-game hitting streak end Sunday, has reached base in 38 straight games in which he's started. He's currently on pace to be the first third baseman ever to lead the AL in runs scored in consecutive seasons. Donaldson has already notched career highs in walks (89) and triples (five) this season, and he's hanging on to a .407 OBP and .574 slugging percent, both of which would also be personal bests through six MLB seasons.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
1 month ago

Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Monday's game against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Donaldson extended his hitting streak to eight games with his fourth-inning blast. The third baseman's 34th home run of the year put him on pace to surpass last season's career-high total of 41 homers. The reigning AL MVP has been heating up as he makes a last ditch effort to win the award again in 2016. Over Donaldson's last five games, he has eight hits, including six home runs, five walks, 11 RBI and eight runs scored.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
1 month ago

Donaldson went 3-for-4 with a walk, three home runs and four RBI in Sunday's win over the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

It was his first career three home run game and the 10th multi-homer game of Donaldson's career. The reigning AL MVP has been overshadowed a little by teammate Edwin Encarnacion this season but Donaldson still has a fantastic .294/.407/.578 slash line with 33 homers, 91 RBI and 105 runs scored on the year with plenty of baseball left to play. He may not repeat as MVP, but his 2016 campaign may end up being just as valuable as last year's.