Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
3 days ago

Donaldson is back in the Grapefruit League lineup Friday, batting third and returning to third base, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

The slugger returned to spring action earlier this week and played his first reps at third base Wednesday, so it's a plus that Donaldson got back out there for Toronto's second straight game. Return him safely to first-round consideration in most mixed fantasy leagues as long as he makes it through the coming days of exhibition action unscathed.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
3 days ago

Donaldson (calf) made his first defensive appearance of the spring and went 0-for-1 with a walk in Thursday's exhibition contest against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

The big news Monday was Donaldson logging four innings as the team's third baseman. The crowd at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium let out a roar when Toronto's star handled a routine grounder in the top of the second inning, his first assist of the spring. Bench coach DeMarlo Hale told MLB.com , "He had a good pregame where he had some movement, and threw the ball across the diamond. So it's a good sign and a good feeling to see him over there, for sure." It was certainly a relief to see Donaldson on the field, but owners should continue to closely monitor how his body responds as he ramps up his activity level.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
5 days ago

Donaldson (calf) will play third base for the first time this spring in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against Detroit, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

The sight of the back-to-back Silver Slugger Award winner on the field will allow owners to finally exhale. Donaldson has been under a cloud of uncertainty since being diagnosed with a strained right calf in mid-February, but the slugger's recovery went without a hiccup. Regardless, it'd be irresponsible to deem Donaldson fully in the clear until he logs some innings without any interruptions.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
6 days ago

Donaldson declared himself to be over his calf injury after returning for his spring debut Monday against Minnesota, the Toronto Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the late start to his Grapefruit League slate, Donaldson figures to see plenty of work during the two remaining weeks of spring training. After an off-day Tuesday, it's expected that Donaldson will resume his regular role at third base Wednesday.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
7 days ago

Donaldson (calf) will serve as the Blue Jays' DH and bat third in the order in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins, John Lott of The Athletic Toronto reports.

EDGE Analysis

Donaldson has been sidelined for much of the spring with a strained right calf, but he'll be able to make his long-awaited debut after he was able to steadily increase his activities over the last couple of weeks. With his health on solid ground, fantasy owners can probably feel comfortable investing an early-round selection in Donaldson, who has supplied 78 homers over his first two seasons with the Blue Jays.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
1 week ago

Donaldson (calf) will hit in a minor league game Friday, John Lott of The Athletic Toronto reports.

EDGE Analysis

Donaldson remains on a cautious schedule that appears to have him set to return on or close to Opening Day. There's little reason yet to discount him as anything less than an early-second round pick in most mixed fantasy baseball leagues.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
2 weeks ago

Donaldson (calf) will get three or four at-bats in Tuesday's minor league game in Clearwater, The Athletic Toronto's John Lott reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was anticipated that Donaldson would soon get into game action, and this marks the beginning of that stage in his rehab. It is unclear if he is ready for action in the field yet, but so far his status for Opening Day has not been seriously questioned.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
2 weeks ago

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Monday that Donaldson (calf) will pick up at-bats as the team's designated hitter in major or minor league games within the next few days, John Lott of The Athletic Toronto reports.

EDGE Analysis

Donaldson has battled a right calf strain for nearly a month, which has prompted the Blue Jays to ease him back into action as Opening Day approaches. He has yet to make his debut in Grapefruit League play, but it sounds like that could happen by the end of the week. If the at-bats as DH go well, Donaldson's next step would be to resume his normal duties at third base, but he's seemingly on track to do that before the regular season begins.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
2 weeks ago

Donaldson (calf) is expected to play spring games in seven to 10 days, likely starting off as a designated hitter, according to manager John Gibbons, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

The stud third baseman probably won't need many at-bats to convince Toronto that he's ready for the season, though fantasy players who spend a first- or second-round mixed league pick on him would like to see Donaldson take some reps that count.

Josh Donaldson
3B/DH TOR
3 weeks ago

According to his manager, Donaldson is "moving around pretty good" and not far off from making his spring debut, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Donaldson has been hitting outside, long tossing and taking ground balls, but must try running before playing in Grapefruit League games. That hasn't happened yet, but the Jays are encouraged by the third baseman's progress. At this point, his status for Opening Day doesn't appear to be a concern.