Josh Donaldson Exits With Proper Calf Tightness
Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson left their recreation towards the Indians on Friday with proper calf tightness, per Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com. He’s day-to-day.
Whereas we don’t know if it is a severe damage, it’s price noting that proper calf issues have troubled Donaldson up to now. They performed a component in limiting the previous AL MVP to simply 52 video games in 2018 between the Blue Jays and Indians. That was a contract 12 months for Donaldson, who nonetheless scored a one-year, $23MM cope with the Braves within the ensuing offseason. He stayed wholesome in Atlanta final season, batted .259/.379/.521 with 37 dwelling runs in 659 plate appearances, after which joined the Twins on a four-year, $92MM pact over the winter.
Thus far, the 34-year-old Donaldson has batted a paltry .182/.296/.318 with one homer in 27 PA as a Twin, although one can’t draw conclusions from such a small pattern measurement. The Twins are definitely relying on Donaldson to be a significant pressure of their lineup this season and through coming years. If he does miss time on account of this damage, although, the Twins produce other skilled third base choices in Ehire Adrianza (who got here in for Donaldson on Friday), Marwin Gonzalez, Luis Arraez and Miguel Sano on their 30-man roster.